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Refusing temporary work may lead to temporarily losing the right to unemployment benefit.

Illness and start of temporary layoff

Regardless of the start of temporary layoff, an employee has the right to sick leave pay, if the notification on temporary layoff is given during the sick leave and the sick leave continues at the start of the temporary layoff.

An employee also has the right to sick leave pay when, after the notification on temporary layoff, the sick leave continues with a new sick leave based on the same diagnosis as previously.

An employee does not have the right to sick leave pay at the start of temporary layoff if the notification on temporary layoff is given before the start of the sick leave.

Other work and temporary layoff

Accepting other work is allowed during temporary layoff. Other work can also be work carried out in a rival company. Practising rival business activities, however, is forbidden.

When temporarily laid off, the period of notice is five days for those who have made a new employment agreement. The period of notice is applicable to employment which is valid indefinitely and temporarily.