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If an employee is laid off, are they still entitled to receive pension contributions, car allowances and other contractual entitlements?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/02/2022

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  • If an employee is laid off, are they still entitled to receive pension contributions, car allowances and other contractual entitlements?

If an employee is laid off, are they still entitled to receive pension contributions, car allowances and other contractual entitlements?

In common industrial parlance, a 'lay-off' occurs when the employer temporarily shuts down its operation because it cannot find any or enough work for its employees.

For further information, see the section of Practice Note: Redundancy payments for lay-offs and short time, entitled Lay-off generally.

When an employee is laid off, their employment will continue unless and until the employee resigns and claims a redundancy payment under sections 135(1)(b),

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