12 January COVID-19 Leave - Q & A January 12, 2022 By Reef Admin Leave provisions 0 Despite it being very early in the New Year and with many businesses yet to re-open, the REEF helpline has been running hot with questions from members about the employment challenges they are confronting due to the new COVID-19 outbreak. Of primary concern have been questions surrounding how to pay employees who either test positive for COVID-19 or are in isolation. What follows are answers to the main concerns that REEF members are calling us about. You will find this list of questions and answers when you login to the REEF PMS - go to REEF library and they are listed under 'Miscellaneous' As always the team at REEF are happy to answer any of our members queries in this regard - email@example.com or 1300 616 170 Related Changes to annual leave provisions now in play In an important decision by the Fair Work Commission, annual leave provisions in modern awards have been varied to provide greater administrative flexibility. The changes apply from the first pay period on or after 29 July 2016. Coronavirus - Employment Q&As (part 2) The REEF Helpline has been inundated with calls regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on employment. To address some of your questions, please take the time to read the following essential information. Coronavirus - Employment Q&As (part 1) The REEF Helpline has been inundated with calls regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on employment. To address some of your questions, please take the time to read the following essential information. Domestic violence leave now available to employees From 1 August 2018, all employees covered by modern awards have access to family and domestic violence leave. Here's what you need to know. Managing employee leave applications Do employers have a legal right to require employees to complete a leave application form each time they seek leave? Medical certificates and personal leave policies Can a personal leave policy insist that employees provide a medical certificate as proof of illness or injury? And if it does, is the policy compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards? Comments are closed.