Lay-off with reduced daily working hours

‘Lay-off with reduced daily working hours’ means having your working day shortened by your employer. If your employer has put you on reduced daily working hours, you can apply for an adjusted allowance. Your income will be taken into account in the amount of your adjusted allowance according to when you were paid. Make sure to sign up as a job-seeker with the TE Office no later than on the first day of your lay-off. The TE Office will give your unemployment fund a labour policy statement about your circumstances. For part-time lay-offs, working hours are calculated one calendar week at a time. If you have been laid off with reduced daily working hours, your earnings-related allowance will be adjusted and your working hours will be taken into account on a payment basis. The payment-based adjustment rule means accounting for your working hours according to the calendar week during which you were paid for the work. Please fill in your earnings-related allowance application according to your employer’s payroll cycle, either for four full calendar weeks or one full month at a time. Remember to break down your hours by day. Please enclose the following evidence of your pay and employment with your application:
  • Employment contract
  • Lay-off notice
  • Wage certificate covering a period of at least 26 calendar weeks before the start of your lay-off. We process applications based on information reported to the Incomes Register. However, the information reported by your employer may not be enough, in which case we will need a wage certificate from you. We therefore recommend that you enclose a wage certificate or payslips with your application to avoid delays.
  • Payslip for the application period in question
You can find more information about applying for an adjusted allowance under Applying for an adjusted allowance.

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