Can an employer refuse to pay his employees’ wages during the ‘lockdown’?

The answer is 'No'. This 'lockdown' is temporary. The employer's obligation to pay continues - unless the 'lockdown' lasts for a long time. In that case, the legal obligation to pay ends: but do not panic, that point has not been reached. If it is reached, again, don't panic, The Government cannot leave more than 10.25 million employees in the lurch.

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