10 Important Facts to know about COVID-19 and the workplace

1. Employment Law has not changed due to COVID-19
2. There are specific conditions if an employer wants to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s work arrangements
3. Different alert levels dictate when employees can go to the workplace
4. Employees’ rights to have a safe workplace have not changed
5. Work can only be required to be done by a COVID-19 vaccinated worker under specific conditions
6. Employers cannot require annual leave to be taken by employees unless conditions are met
7. Employees working normal hours must be paid their normal pay
8. Only employers and the self-employed can apply for the wage subsidy
9. Information on financial support is available via the COVID-19 financial support tool
10. Get more information and help about COVID-19 and employment law at the Employment New Zealand website

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