Lay-off and Short-time Employment Contract

Lay-Off and Short-Time Employment Contract


 The Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract is a general employment contract that can be used for a variety of jobs. In addition to the standard clauses it includes a clause dealing with laying-off employees or putting them on short-time working.

This employment contract has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant data processing clause. After 25 May 2018, employers must use this clause, as employers will not be able to rely on the existing generic consent clauses. 

The Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract contains the following clauses:

1. General

2. Duties and Job Title

3. Date of Commencement/ Date of Continuous Employment

4. Hours of Work

5. Place of Work

6. Remuneration

7. Collective Agreements

8. Holidays

9. Sickness Absence

10. Maternity and Paternity Rights

11. Pension

12. Normal retirement date

13. Mobility

14. Grievance procedures

15. Disciplinary procedures

16. Staff Handbook & Employment Policies

17. Termination of employment

18. Data Protection

19.Lay-off & Short-time Working

20. Governing Law 

Please note that when a lay-off / short-time working is to occur for an indefinite period, the employee will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy pay after either four consecutive weeks or six weeks or more within a 13 week period of being laid-off / placed on short-time working. Please see the Guidance Notes available through the related document links below for more information.

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