To make sure all COVID-19 wage subsidy payments are transparent and that the scheme is accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.
You can use the ‘COVID-19 wage subsidies – employer search’ to search for employers who have received any of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidies.
The search will tell you:
If you have checked the Wage Subsidy Employer Search and found that your employer has received the subsidy, but:
With COVID-19 and the lockdown, employees are bringing forward complaints relating to unjustified redundancy, wage cuts, enforced use of annual leave, and issues surrounding the wage subsidy.
However, regardless of COVID-19, employment rights have not changed.
If there are changes in the workplace, it can be helpful to seek legal advice. Remember, a personal grievance must be raised within 90 days.
We provide an initial consultation free of charge, where we will help you to find out if your rights are being met.
Businesses cannot make an application to provide an Alert Level 4 service – instead it is up to the business to check whether they meet the definition of an Alert Level 4 business or service.
Workplaces can only open if:
Operating safely includes fulfilling all other health and safety obligations.
Unite against COVID-19 has further information on safely doing business at Alert Level 4.