UNEMPLOYMENT FUND BENEFITS EXTENDED FOR THOSE THAT ARE QUARANTINED

The Department of Labour has extended benefits to employees who have been officially quarantined due to the Corona-19 pandemic (Department of Labour Notice: 215 of 2020).

In terms of the Regulations, “quarantined” means:

“separating a symptomatic individual potentially exposed to a disease from non- exposed individuals in such a manner so as to prevent possible spread infection or contamination.”

In order to apply for the benefit, the following criteria is required to be met:

    – The employee concerned must have been “quarantined” for 14 days.
    – The employer and employee must submit proof, together with the relevant application, that the employee was in fact quarantined for a period of 14 days.
    – If the duration of the quarantine is extended beyond 14 days a medical certificate is required in order for payment to continue.

Contact DMR if you require any help with the above.
Fred Joubert
fred@dmrlaw.co.za

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