SA COVID-19 Response: Information for Employers

Posted on 20/7/2021

HR & Recruitment, Business Advisory

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Overview:

Due to the restrictions announced by the SA Government, many impacted businesses will be forced to close for a period of seven days commencing on Tuesday 20 July, after which the state government will review the situation. Read more about the options for employers whose businesses are affected.
SA COVID-19 Response: Information for Employers

During this period employers have several options:

  1. Where possible, employees can be directed to work from home.
  2. Where work from home is not possible, employers can utilise the Stand Down provisions available as part of the Fair Work Act 2009, due to the forced government closure. This means employees are stood down without pay. They will continue to accrue leave during this period.
  3. Employers who are required to stand down employees have a discretion to allow those employees to access paid annual leave entitlements, however there is no legal obligation to do so.

We have also published some of the top lockdown workforce-related questions in this article, that we encourage you to review.

If you require further advice, assistance or templates to assist you notify your employees, please get in touch with our HR Consulting Director, Cecilia White and our Perks People Solutions team. 

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Cecilia White

Cecilia White

With a background in legal practice, Cecilia has developed strong technical expertise in all matters relating to workplace law, including awards, contracts, disciplinary matters, investigations, equal opportunity and HR policy development.

Sarah Hills

Sarah Hills

Sarah’s philosophy is about partnering with clients to get the best outcome for them within the context of their business objectives, operations and resources.

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