The Government announced recently a new scheme ( Covid 19 Relief Payment) to financially support employees who have lost their jobs through redundancies due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Last week the original government leave payment scheme, which was designed prior to the mandatory lockdown when few people were in self-isolation, was folded into the Wage Subsidy Scheme while the Government confirmed they were working on arrangements for those in essential work who required sick leave due to COVID-19.
As you are aware the lockdown implications from the containment of Covid-19 is an extraordinary situation and one which is constantly changing. As a result it raises lots of employment questions. We recommend the following:
The laws around public holidays enititlements can be confusing. Here are the main points.
It’s not all that common but Employees can ask their employer to pay out in cash instead of taking a holiday for up to one week of their four weeks’ minimum entitlement to annual holidays per year, for each entitlement year. They can do this all at once, or can make multiple requests to cash-up until the entire one week is cashed up.