The CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pandemic has necessitated huge changes to business activity all over the world. Several countries have implemented statewide lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus. This has inadvertently slowed business activity to the extent that several businesses have suspended operations.
A notable fallout of these actions is their effect on employees. Many have been laid off or had their work suspended without pay while others have taken pay cuts. With respect to the latter class, which is a subsect of those who have remained in employment, additional questions abound. One of which is the treatment of employees’ rights to paid leave during and after the pandemic.