Can you stand down employees because of the impact of COVID-19 on your business?

In certain circumstances, section 524(1)(c) of the Fair Work Act 2009 allows an employer to stand down employees during a period in which they cannot usefully be employed. This includes where there is a stoppage of work for a cause for which the employer cannot reasonably be held responsible. Many businesses are now considering whether these provisions can be used to stand down employees as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. In this article we will breakdown what employers need to consider when determining whether it is possible to stand down employees…

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By | Published On: 23rd March, 2020 | Categories: COVID-19, Guides | Tags: |