22 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Employers accused of taking advantage of subsidy

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 22 September 2020

Employers are being accused of taking advantage of badly worded wage subsidy rules and not paying workers what they are due.

Businesses getting the subsidy must make their best endeavours to pay staff at least 80 percent of their normal salary.

But unions and employment advocates say that's too vague and they fear complaints will get bogged down in long court cases trying to work out what it means.

Harry Lock has more.