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Fair Work Commission advice page

As with advice on how best to treat COVID-19 has resulted in many, many opinions – always get your advice from “trusted” sources. The same applies to employment law.

The Fair Work Commission has set up a dedicated web page here and is changing a number of awards to allow for greater flexibility during the crisis.

My advice: Do notr

My advice is firstly check the FWC’s advisory and the award that cover your employees before taking any action.

Do not use the current crisis as a way of getting rid of problem employees

Further (and by way of editorial), if you are thinking of using the crisis to get rid of troublesome or less productive employees, I would do this with a great amount of caution. The unfair dismissal/adverse action laws still apply and my crystal ball says that the FWC will not look kindly on this action.