BCHC: Are vulnerable employees permitted to return to the workplace during alert level 4 of the national lockdown?
Many employers and employees are under the impression that vulnerable employees who have comorbidities or…
On 26 March 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour issued the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme Directive in terms of the National Disaster Regulations, creating a special benefit under the UIF for a period of three months from 26 March 2020 for employees who have lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On 8 April 2020 and 16 April 2020, the Minister published amendments to the Directive.
BCHC has been briefed by the Department of Employment and Labour to assist in drafting the Covid-19 related Directives and to advise the Minister.
We have compiled a consolidated version of these Directives to make it easier for employers and employees to read. Please click here to view it.
The most important amendments to the original Directive include the following: