Wage has to be paid during quarantine

If an employee has to go into quarantine, they can no longer go to work. Still, employers can’t dismiss their workers. Additionally, the employer has to pay their employees a compensation for the loss of earnings for a maximum of six weeks. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act. This regulation applies to all employees. “The citizenship or the residence status don’t matter,” says the media spokesperson from the Ministry for Social Affairs Baden-Württemberg upon enquiry by tünews. The employer receives the paid money back, if they apply for it at the responsible agency. In the District of Tübingen, the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen (regional authority) is responsible for these applications.

Information can be found under www.ifsg-online.de, also available in easy German language.

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Wer zahlt das Gehalt bei einer Quarantäne. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.

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