Pay Should be Paid in Full

A spokesperson for Jordan’s Labour Ministry has announced all public and private sector employees in the Kingdom should be paid in full. The spokesperson added no employee should be laid off. In addition, any time off should not be deducted from the salaries of employees or their annual leave entitlement. An employer who do not pay salaries in full, lay off employees or forces employees to deduct time off from their annual leave entitlement will be considered to have violated the rules. These rules have been clarified as employees have been given four weeks off work from 18 March until 15 April. However, under Article 50 of Jordan Law No. 8/1996 (Jordan’s Labour Law) struggling businesses can pay employees their full salary for the first 10 days of the business’ suspension and then half the salary in the next 50 days.

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