Quick action by the Fair Work Commission
Clerks-Private Sector Amendments
The key amendments to the Award, which will be included in a schedule attached to the Award, are outlined below:
Date and Operation
Effective immediately these amendments will operate until 30 June 2020, unless extended.
This amendment allows employees to be directed to perform all duties that are within the employees skill and competency (even if they are lesser duties) regardless of their classification provided the duties are safe and the employee is qualified to perform them, without the reduction of pay.
Working from Home
Casual employees: May be engaged for a newly reduced minimum of two hours work when working from home.
Agreed temporary reduction in hours by a majority in the workplace
The amendment does not prevent an employer and an individual employee agreeing to reduce hours or to have an employee move temporarily from full-time to
part-time hours of work, with the corresponding reduction in the weekly wage.
These are temporary amendments to the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 in response to the crisis facing Australian business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.