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Paid Leave For Employees Infected By Corona Virus In Karnataka
The Government of Karnataka vide notification No 170, towards prevention of spreading of Corona virus in Karnataka, has instructed Labour department to take necessary action. Since there is a need for leaves for infected employees, if any, the concerned employees who are covered under ESI should obtain declaration from ESI Hospital and submit to the employer to avail twenty eight days of leave with wages. Those employees who are not covered under ESI shall avail leave for twenty-eight days of paid sick leave along with other leaves as per Section 15(3) of Karnataka Shops And Establishment Act 1961. Please read the notification for detailed information.
The Notification issued by the Govt.of Karnataka (Kannada version) is attached. Will try to upload English version soon.


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Thanks for sharing! Can we have English version of the notice please?
Hi We are retail stores, please give suggestions on salary process if we close the stores
English version of notification/circular issued by Karnataka govt. still not traced.
Going by the present situation the lock down period may extend further in order to save more and more people exposed to contagion. Govts and private offices & malls, shops are asked to shut down. Wherever possible employers have authorised their employees to stay in doors doing work-from-home & stay connected. It cannot be said that everyone will have such convenience, opportunity & enviornment. Especially those in unorganised sector, daily wage earners, drivers etc who depend on businesses in the open rather than in four walls on day-to-day basis. Such unfortunate colleagues' problems needed to be addressed. Retail stores are among one such business depending on day to day activities of people. If there are no customers, no sales, no income and no wages. If owner doesn't employ any workers there won't be any problem as he/she can simply shut down and relax at home. But if a few workers also employed, shuting down results in depriving the workers their daily wages. Let us just think how they'll manage to fend for themselves with no wages earned. So this is the occasion to rise above cost & profit and take care of essential needs of such deprived lot. Nation now readying to practise 'Janata Curfew' which means forced to face 'no work no pay'. It would be inhuman to leave them in the lurch during these trying days for no fault of them. I would strongly advocate those shops & other estts shuting down should continue paying them atleast 75% of their take home pay/wages treating these days as 'special paid leave' and in order to enable this all governments should enact/amend appropriate laws/bring in new legislations appropriately all over the country. Only such measures will ensure desired results from implementing them seriously in combating deadly virus in all walks of life.

For more information - COVID-19 w.r.t. labour legislations impact, statewise can be see here in this link -
https://www.simpliance.in/employment...022%20Mar%2020

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