09 Apr Payment Of Wages And Benefits For Employees During Work Suspension Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
On March 25, 2020, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs issued official letter No 1064/LĐTBXH-QHLĐTL to instruct enterprises who have to suspend their operation or scale down about the suspension pay for employees from work due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The suspension pay shall be agreed upon by both parties but must not be smaller than the region-based minimum wages, applied in cases that employees who are suspended due to direct impacts of COVID-19 pandemic such as:
- Employees who are not allowed to return to work as requested by competent authorities
- Employees who are suspended from work during quarantine as requested by competent authorities
- Employees who are suspended from work because their employer is being quarantined or other employees in the same enterprise or department are being quarantined or not allowed to return to work
Enterprises that cannot provide adequate employment due to supply shortage or market reduction may temporarily reassign the employees against their employment contracts;
In case an employer is not able to pay the suspended employees due to prolonged work suspension, they may reach an agreement on the suspension of the employment contracts.
Employers that have to scale down and have to dismiss employees, the employer shall pay job-loss allowances accordingly.
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