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What Is A Temporary Lay Off?

When employees do not work at all for a certain period. This period can be days, weeks or months depending on the circumstances.

In such circumstances, the employees would not be paid, but would still be the company’s employees.

They will be able to claim from the UIF during a temporary lay-off. The UIF formula of 38-60% of the UIF cap of R17 712 will be applied, and the Employees’ period of contribution to the UIF fund as well as the previous times they claimed from the fund will also be taken into account to determine what they will earn.

If your business shuts down and all employees are placed on temporary lay-off, you can also apply for the National Disaster Benefit. Read more about that below.

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