The Official State Bulletin (“BOE”) of 29 March 2020 published Royal Decree-law 10/2020, of 29 March, regulating recoverable paid leave for employees who do not provide essential services in order to reduce the movement of the population in the context of the fight against COVID-19 (the “RDL 10/2020”).
Essentially, it is compulsory recoverable paid leave limited to the period between 30 March and 9 April inclusive, for all employees of public or private sector companies or entities which carry out activities that are considered to be non-essential according to the Annex to RDL 10/2020.
It is important to note that the aim of RDL 10/2020 is not to oblige companies and entities to close or to suspend their activities. In fact, it regulates the obligation to grant paid leave to employees who are not in the situations set out in both the articles of and the Annex to RDL 10/2020. However, the aforementioned compulsory leave will ultimately lead to a suspension of activities, unless the activities are considered essential or are related to essential activities.
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