The Unemployment Insurance Act provides protection to workers who
become unemployed. It prescribes claiming unemployment benefits for
unemployment, maternity benefits, illness benefits, adoption benefits
and dependents' benefits.
The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unmployment
Insurance Contributions Act apply to all
employers and workers, but not to -
- workers working less than 24 hours a month for an
- public servants;
- foreigners working on contract;
- workers who get a monthly State (old
age) pension; or
- workers who only earn commission.
Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act
since 1 April 2003.
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