The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland
Commencement: 24 April 2020
Amends: The Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (SR 2016/49)
The provisions concerning annual leave are amended. A worker who is unable to take some of their statutory leave entitlement due to the effects of Coronavirus (whether the effects are on the worker, the employer, or wider society) can carry over their missed leave into the following two leave years.
If leave is carried forward as a result of Coronavirus, and the worker’s employment is then terminated, the employer must pay the worker in lieu of the missed leave.
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