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Quarantine and continued payment of wages: Will the salary continue to be paid if I am not working?

2020-12-04T08:24:21.509Z

Not everyone who has to be in quarantine can work from home. Will employees then continue to receive their salary? We show how the continued payment of wages is regulated in isolation.



Not everyone who has to be in quarantine can work from home.

Will employees then continue to receive their salary?

We show how the continued payment of wages is regulated in isolation.

After contact with a Covid-19 patient, the health department orders quarantine *.

Those affected then usually have to go into self-isolation for 14 days in order not to unintentionally spread the coronavirus.

But what about the continued payment of wages in quarantine?

Or do workers in isolation get nothing?

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Quarantine and continued payment of wages: who pays the salary?

As a rule, quarantined workers

do not have to worry about their salaries

.

Who is responsible for the continued payment of wages, however, depends on various factors - for example, whether you are sick in quarantine:

  • You are sick with Covid-19:

    If you are in quarantine because

    you are sick

    with Covid-19, you will receive a certificate of incapacity for work (AU) from your doctor.

    With this, he reports sick to his employer.

    As with any other illness, continued wages are paid through the employer.

  • They do not show any symptoms of a Covid-19 disease:

    According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, the doctor is not allowed to take sick leave if you have no symptoms such as cough, fever or sore throat in quarantine.

    This applies even if you tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.


    If you are able to work in the home office, you have to work in quarantine and receive your regular salary.

    All others are de facto subject to an employment ban due to the quarantine.

    Employees then receive

    compensation in accordance with the Infection Protection Act in the amount of their net salary.

    For this purpose, the employee submits the official notification of the quarantine order to the employer.

    Compensation will be paid during the first six weeks of quarantine.

    The employer can in turn get this back from the responsible authorities.

    From the seventh week onwards, the employee receives a payment equal to the sickness benefit.

No continued payment of wages on return from risk area

But be careful: Anyone who has to

be quarantined

because of an

avoidable trip to a risk area

will

not receive any compensation

for the loss of wages

under the Infection

Protection Act (Section 56 (1) sentence 3 IfSG).

That is through the Third Civil Protection Act

regulated.

If you cannot work from home in this case, you will receive nothing in terms of continued wages.

Working in quarantine - yes or no?

Even in quarantine, there is a

general duty to work

as long as work

can be done

in the

home office

.

Anyone who pursues a job where this is not possible is usually exempt from their work obligation (read more about this here).

(as) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen central editorial network.

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Further sources: Lawyers Gleiss Lutz, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

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Source: merkur

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