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New Zealand: COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

Submitted by siha on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 11:45

Ministry of Social Development (18.08.2020) The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (used to be 'COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support') is available for employers, including sole traders, to pay their employees who can't work. This means your employees: can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and Ministry of Health guidelines recommend they stay at home, and can't work from home.

The Leave Support Scheme will be paid at a flat rate of:

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new zealand
Global challenges
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Cash sickness benefits
Safety and health at work
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:04

The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their frontline roles in the fight against coronavirus. Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus.

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bangladesh
Topics
Health
Employment
Safety and health at work
Human resources management
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Malaysia: Socso scheme helps cut workers’ mishaps while commuting to work

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:21

Daily Express Online  (10.10.2019) Socso scheme helps cut workers’ mishaps while commuting to work. Elopura Assemblyman, Calvin Chong, said awareness on road accidents involving workers heading to or from work is important. He said, according to a study by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), about 30 to 40 per cent of accidents occur due to road users’ attitude.

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malaysia
Topics
Prevention of occupational risks

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