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Fair Work Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2020

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Fair Work Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2020



(1)     Schedule  1 , page 11 (after line 31) , at the end of the Schedule, add:

Part 3 Amendments relating to payments for paid COVID-19 leave

Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020

18  After section 7


7A   Requirement for rules that provide for payments for paid COVID-19 leave under the Fair Work Act 2 009—maximum amount of payment

                   If the rules provide for a kind of payment that is intended to assist an entity to cover the costs of payments the entity makes to an employee or worker for taking a period of paid COVID-19 leave (within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009 ) during the prescribed period, the rules must specify the maximum amount of the payment in respect of periods of paid COVID-19 leave taken by an employee or worker in a 12 month period.

[cap on payments for paid COVID-19 leave]