Your obligations for COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment

Your obligations when you receive the COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment and under employment law. 

Your obligations and repayment responsibilities are in the declaration you agreed to when you applied.

Your obligations under employment law

Regular employment law applies to all employment relationships - regardless of the circumstances that we find ourselves in. This includes anything that has been agreed to in an employment agreement.

For information on your obligations under employment law, contact Employment NZ on 0800 20 90 20 or visit their website. For example, you might have questions about:

  • employer contributions to KiwiSaver
  • holiday pay
  • annual leave.