Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses.
- Modifying employee agreements during COVID-19
- Terminating employment agreements because of COVID-19
- Leave and pay entitlements during COVID-19
- Temporary changes to parental leave law due to COVID-19
- Addressing health and safety concerns
- COVID-19 and the minimum wage
- COVID-19: Guidance for payroll professionals
- Wage Subsidy Scheme
- COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
- Wage Subsidy and Leave Support Schemes: Complaints about employers
- Employment New Zealand's approach to COVID-19
Is not referred to in employment legislation but is a term sometimes used to describe a period when an employee retains their employment, receives full pay but does not report to work.
Defence force volunteers
An employer has to let employees take leave and must keep their job open while doing training or service for the Armed Forces.
Leave without pay
An employee can take leave without pay if their employer agrees. The agreement should be recorded in writing.
Employment during and after disasters
During and after a disaster or emergency, employers and employees need to consider issues such as health and safety, emotional wellbeing and payment options.
Long service leave
You can negotiate long service leave and long service leave benefits with your employer.