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President Faure assents to Employment (Amendment) Act 2020 | 02 June 2020

President Danny Faure has assented to the Employment (Amendment) Act 2020, which was approved by the National Assembly on May 19, 2020.

The Amendment to the Employment Act (Cap 69) regulates the deferment of payment, and reduction of the wages of a worker pending the termination of the government programme for salary support to workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Amendment to the Employment Act (Cap 69) also regulates the deferment of payment, and reduction of the wages of a worker during the period of government programme for salary support to workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Amendment also restricts the lay-off or redundancy of Seychellois workers in certain circumstances. It also provides that any approval given by a competent officer to temporary lay off a Seychellois worker or terminate the employment of a Seychellois worker on grounds of redundancy in certain circumstances shall not take effect prior to July 1, 2020.

 

Press release from the Office of the President

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