Head office staff at a large department store have been told they need to return to the office or they will get just 80 per cent of their pay.
A letter sent to support staff, who work for Auckland-based chain Farmers, on August 27 detailed working from home arrangements at various lockdown alert levels.
'At level 3 you will be paid your normal salary if you attend work,' the letter seen by Stuff reads.
Farmers wrote to staff informing them they need to return to the office as Auckland moved to level 3 alert or only be paid 80 per cent of their salary
Auckland was downgraded from level 4 to level 3 restrictions on Wednesday after an outbreak in the New Zealand city of about 1.5million residents appeared to be stabilising.