Many businesses have been adversely effected by the economic downturn caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. A number of businesses find themselves in a position where they have no choice but to either stand down or terminate employees as a result.
If your business is in this position, it is very important that you are aware of your obligations when standing down or terminating employees, and that you comply with these obligations. If you don’t so comply you could, for example, find yourself being the subject of a claim or a complaint to Fair Work Australia.
Our skilled Commercial Lawyers are able to assist you in reviewing your situation, advising on whether you are able to stand down or terminate employees due to the pandemic and, if you are able to do so, advise of your obligations when standing down or terminating employees. We will also explore some alternative solutions in line with your future business plans to help you walk through this difficult period.