War No Excuse for Skipping Work

Employees must show up for work and perform their jobs even during a war, according to the labor laws. Workers who fail to go to work due to worries over possible danger, do not have a legal basis for their action, and therefore, may not necessarily be paid for their time away.

However, if an employer forces his employees to take a collective vacation, the workers must be paid.

If a workplace is destroyed, an employer no longer has any responsibility to pay his workers, but the burden falls on the National Insurance Institute.

It is illegal to fire a worker called to reserve duty. If the reserve service is for more than two consecutive days, then the employer is not allowed to fire the worker until at least 30 days after the end of reserve duty unless he receives approval from a special committee. To receive such approval, the employer has to prove that the firing had no connection to the reserve duty.

The law also applies to contractors and manpower companies.