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Lay-off notice

The employer must notify the employee personally of the lay-off no later than 14 days before the start of the lay-off. The employer must present the reason, start time and duration or estimated duration of the lay-off in the lay-off notice. The duration of a temporary lay-off must be stated precisely. The estimated duration of a lay-off valid until further notice is not binding on the employer, and if the estimate turns out to be incorrect, the employer need not issue a new lay-off notice. If the lay-off notice cannot be delivered in person, it may be submitted by post or electronically within the same notice period.

There is no reporting obligation if the employer does not have an obligation to pay wages to the employee for the entire lay-off period due to other absence from work.