Extension of unpaid pandemic leave

Jul 7, 2020 | Payroll

The Fair Work Commission has extended the entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay in 63 awards.

Schedule X will now apply until 30 September 2020. This is a temporary schedule in some awards that gives employees:

  • 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave
  • the ability to take twice as much annual leave at half their normal pay if their employer agrees.

Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman for more information about these entitlements, including the awards to which these provisions apply.