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Employee rights, awards and entitlements

Find information about employer obligations and employee rights in Queensland businesses.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employee entitlements

  • The Fair Work Commission had varied 99 awards to provide employees with 2 weeks unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take annual leave at half pay if their employer agrees.
  • From the 5 June 2020, Queensland workers (including casual workers) may be eligible for a Hardship payment of $1,500 if they contract COVID-19 outside their workplace.


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