New pandemic leave proposed to support employees
The Fair Work Commission plans to introduce unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility for millions of workers so that they can keep their jobs amidst the COVID-19 crisis. On 1 April 2020, the FWC announced that it proposes to vary 103 awards to insert a new Schedule X - Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic under section 57 of the Fair Work Act 2009.
Temporary COVID-19 changes to the Restaurant Industry Award 2010
In response to challenges presented by COVID-19, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has approved an application to introduce flexibilities in to the Restaurant Industry Award 2010. The temporary changes will operate until June 30 and will provide some relief to restaurant employers during this difficult time.
Fair Work Commission gives COVID-19 Hospitality Award Relief
Yesterday a full bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) granted urgent amendments to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (‘HIGA’) to provide greater flexibility to employers as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 virus. These amendments took immediate effect and are now available to employers suffering the effects of COVID-19.