Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations

Posted on November 2, 2020Categories BlogTags , ,   Leave a comment on Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations

Now that the festive season is upon us, some businesses may decide to ‘close down’ some or all of their operations over this traditionally quieter period of the year. There are some important factors that a business needs to be aware of when looking to close down over this period.   Can I direct my employees to take leave? An employer can direct an award or enterprise agreement covered employee to take annual leave during a close down period if … Continue reading “Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations”

Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations

Posted on April 20, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations

In a statement released by the Fair Work Commission Full Bench (FWCFB) on 1 April 2020 they provided their provisional view on temporary changes to be made to 103 Modern Awards in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. These changes are aimed at providing more flexibility for employers and protection for their employees during these unprecedented times. The proposed changed include the ability to access unpaid leave, which the FWCFB refers to as “unpaid pandemic leave”, and to access annual … Continue reading “Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations”