NEWS: Lock-downs: When can you stand down an Employee?

Justice Iain Ross AM has convened meetings with employer and employee stakeholders to ascertain whether variations are needed to the modern awards, including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, along similar lines to those introduced in 2020, to enable employers to reduce an employees’ hours of work, require employees to take part annual leave and to be offer to employees, other work to keep them employed.

There may be circumstances, however, where none of the measures apply of those measures are withdrawn.

Employers need to understand how the ‘stand-down’ provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 may apply to these circumstances.

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