In amongst the buzz of the JobKeeper legislation, the Fair Work Commission yesterday varied many Awards to include a “pandemic” Schedule X, which operates from today, 8 April 2020, to 30 June 2020 (with the ability to extend if appropriate).
The full text of Schedule X is set out below, however, the main takeaways of these amendments are:
Employees may take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid leave to self-isolate or if prevented from working by government or medical authority measures (or for a longer period if agreed between the employee or employer); and
Employees and employers may agree to the employee taking twice as much leave on half pay.
These entitlements are workplace rights and employees have the protection of section 340 of the Fair Work Act in relation to those rights.
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HHG Legal Group can assist
For over 100 years HHG Legal Group has been proudly serving Western Australian families, business and individuals. Never before has the State seen such a crippling time for many small businesses and we are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. If you require advice relating to your obligations as a small business employer in the time of COVID-19, or have any other employment law queries, we are offering unprecedented initial consultation fees to assist in these challenging times.
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