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Department of Labour issues updated COVID-19 TERS Direction

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The Department of Labour and Employment has gazetted updated COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (C19 TERS) Direction on 7 September 2020.

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Highlights include:

3. Application of benefits

An employer or employee contemplated in paragraph 2 may continue to claim COVID-19 TERS Benefit contained in the Directive from 1 July 2020 and may apply for those directives as provided for under Paragraph 5 of the Directive and any additional procedural prescripts that may be required by the Unemployment Commissioner.

4. Commencement and Duration

This Direction, despite the publication by notice in the Gazette, is deemed to commence on 16 August 2020 and shall remain in operation for as long as the declaration of the COVID-19, in terms of of the National Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No 57 of 2002), as a national disaster subsists or until withdrawn by the Minister, whichever comes first.

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