Reply To: I have loaded up a few HR questions people are battling with: (1) Are there any changes to employment law during this period or leniencies for employers? (2) Do you still have to honour redundancy clauses (from their contract) in full e.g. 3-month notice period? (3) If you are looking to reduce everybody’s hours, do you have to follow a normal restructure process? What if somebody doesn’t agree/isn’t interested? (4) Can you force someone to take their annual leave during their notice period? (5) How do you offer unpaid leave?

Hey Andy, Jada – any thoughts on whether the COVID wage subsidy of $585 per week can be used towards paying their annual leave whilst on lockdown?