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Employment Relations Act 1999


Section 35: Guarantee payments

306.Guarantee payments are made to employees for days they are laid off provided certain conditions are met. The payments are made for up to five days in any three month period (sections 31(2)-(4) of the 1996 Act). These time periods are currently required to be reviewed each calendar year. This section amends section 31(7) of the 1996 Act to provide that the time periods specified in sections 31(2)-(4) may be varied by order subject to negative resolution procedure and will no longer be subject to annual review.

Guarantee payments are dealt with in sections 28-35 of the 1996 Act.

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