We heard that a lot of companies will not pay their employee’s full pay during the Coronavirus lockdown. Any employee who stays home, won’t be paid, and that is mostly happening in America. Well, Sony is being fair, and they have announced that all employees will be fully paid during the lockdown.

In a report by Waypoint, PlayStation will allow all employees to work from home until 30th April. Furthermore, they will be fully paid, ‚Äúregardless of ability to perform remote work due to job function or responsibilities‚ÄĚ.

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Can work from home and get fully paid
Furthermore, most of the staff working from home would require good equipment. Hence, Sony will issue a one-time stipend of $1,000 to staff. They are required to purchase the required equipment that would allow them to work from home. Anyone who is not being paid while the Coronavirus lockdown can take measurements against their employer. Here is how you can make an appeal, source

How to apply

Employers can apply by reporting their closure by emailing covid19ters@labour.gov.za and there shall be an automatic response outlining the application process.

Employers will be required to furnish the Unemployment Insurance Fund with the following completed documents:

  • Letter of authority from the company;
  • Signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) from the employer or Bargaining Council with the UIF.

It should be noted that an employee who is being paid by the employer during this period is not entitled to this benefit.

Sony unaffected by COVID-19
Yesterday, I also wrote about Sony announcing that PlayStation 5 won’t be delayed by Coronavirus pandemic. According to their announcement, till yet it’ll be released as planned. Their factories in China have now started working again. Lastly, they are still analyzing the whole situation, and in case of any delay, it’ll notify everyone. The PlayStation 5 is set to release in holiday season this year.

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