IBEC have produced a guideline and a report to guide employer's through the issues they may face when implementing a lay-off or short-time working situation.
Lay-off and short-time working - guideline
20/01/2014 - When a situation arises where providing normal full time working is no longer possible, an employer is faced placing an employee on lay-off or short-time working rather than make employees redundant . This guideline aims to provide employers with a reference document on lay-off and short-time working. It is a general guide only and individual situations should be discussed directly with Ibec staff.
Claims for redundancy arising from lay-off or short-time
04/03/2009 - An employee may claim redundancy if they have been laid-off or kept on short-time, or a combination of both, for a period of at least four consecutive weeks, or for broken series of six weeks within a period of thirteen consecutive weeks.