JobKeeper flexibilities give employers power to alter hours, ask staff to take leave

Original article by Samantha Maiden
The New Daily – Page: Online : 8-Apr-20

Labor will support the federal government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy package when parliament reconvenes for a one-off sitting on 8 April. Attorney-General Christian Porter says the temporary changes to the Fair Work Act will allow employers to reduce an employee’s agreed hours of work for six months due to the pandemic. However, he stresses that any such reduction in agreed hours must be reasonable. The changes will also allow employers to request that staff use some of their annual leave entitlements during the pandemic.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, ACTU

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