Cleaning services are activities that remain authorised.
Household staff who do not have a medical certificate cannot simply refuse to come to work. They will have to take leave if they do not want to go to work.
If a family member of the household staff is infected with the coronavirus, it is possible to invoke the employer's legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their employee. In this case, the employee may be exempted from work and will continue to receive their salary.
If an employer wishes to exempt their cleaning staff from work, the employer will have to continue to pay them their salary. An employer cannot force their employee to take time off work.
It is also not possible for the employer to assert any right to short-time work. This provision is reserved for businesses only.
Yes. Cleaning services are among the activities that remain authorised to continue operating.
If you exempt your domestic staff from work as a precautionary measure, you must continue to pay them their salaries. It is not possible to force them to take time off.
Employers must assess their own risk and decide accordingly.
Vulnerable persons are in principle allowed to work, however, if the attending physician considers that they should no longer work, the physician will issue a medical certificate.
Of course, employers can also decide to exempt their employee(s) from work, if said employee(s) is considered a vulnerable person, as part of the employers' obligation to protect the health and safety of employees. Employers will then have to continue to pay them their salary.
In this case, the domestic staff will have to take leave.
In this case, it is possible to invoke the employer's legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their employee and the employee may be exempted from work and continue to receive their salary.
No, it is not possible to apply for short-time work for privately employed domestic staff. This measure is only available to businesses.
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