Employee Leave Payments for Omicron

-As published by HR Connect, Team Provider

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The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available to employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who have been advised to self-isolate because of COVID-19 and can’t work at home during that period.

This means your employees:

  • can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and have been told to self-isolate, and
  • can't work from home.

Find out more here: Work and Income - Leave Support Scheme

Short Term Absence Payment:
The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who cannot work from home while they wait for a COVID-19 test result.

The Short-Term Absence Payment is available from 9 February 2022. It’s to help businesses keep paying eligible employees who:

  • cannot work from home, and
  • need to miss work to stay home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result (in line with public health guidance).

This article answers common FAQs: 
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2022/02/pay-options-for-workers-self-isolating-during-the-omicron-outbreak.html


Find out more here: Work and Income - Short Term Absence Payment
Source: https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/

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