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Published by Nicola Martin
Aug 27, 2020 in COVID-19

When and how can employees be stood down during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Fair Work Commission has recently dealt with three disputes concerning employees who were stood down during the COVID-19 pandemic, either through the pre-existing provisions in the Fair Work Act or a Jobkeeper enabling stand down direction. Given all three decisions found in favour of the employee, employers should proceed with caution before directing any staff to stand down. Standing down employees during COVID-19Employers may stand...
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