I employ someone to come to my home to do housework or look after my children. Can they continue to come? Do I need to pay them?
I employ someone to come to my home to do housework or look after my children. Can they continue to come? Do I need to pay them?Last update: 26/03/2020
If you are infected or self-isolating
You cannot ask your employee to come to work. However, you must complete the strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff procedures on behalf of your employee and must continue to pay at least 70% of their salary, which will be reimbursed by the State. (See procedure below)
If you are neither sick nor at risk
You can ask your employee to come to work as long as you comply with the “barrier measures”. If your employee refuses to travel to your home, you are not obliged to continue to pay their salary, although there is nothing to stop you from showing understanding.
If your employee is infected, self-isolating or has to look after their own children
He will receive compensation from the Social Security Funds. (See procedure below)