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Articles: by Katherine McDonald

Covid-19: Essential workers leave scheme established

3 April 2020

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.

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Cashing-up Annual Holidays

19 December 2019

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.

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