Stand Down of Employment Letter Template.

Is your organisation on the list of businesses being forced to close due to government-led shut-downs to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

The template, written and approved by Employment Law experts, is fully customisable to your businesses situation if you find yourself needing to ask staff to Stand Down.

Download this free Stand Down of Employment Notice Letter Now. 

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To download the stand down letter template, we just need a few quick details.

What is a Stand Down Template Letter?

This is a provision that allows an employer to deduct monies for any time an employee cannot be usefully employed through certain stoppages of work occurring through no fault of the employer.

Under the Fair Work Act, an employer may stand down an employee during a period in which the employee cannot be usefully employed because of one of the following circumstances:

  • industrial action (other than industrial action organised or engaged in by the employer, e.g. a lockout by the employer);
  • a breakdown of machinery or equipment, if the employer cannot reasonably be held responsible for the breakdown; and
  • a stoppage of work for any cause for which the employer cannot reasonably be held responsible (floods, fire, power failure).

Download your free copy of this stand down template letter now.

Are you allowed to stand down staff?

The only businesses that are allowed to stand down staff are those on the offical list of businesses. Make sure you stay up to date on forced closures.

OR if your businesses has qualified for the JobKeeper Scheme.

Entitlements while stood down. 

Employees while stood down are still entitled to take any paid leave owed to them in this period. They are also entitled to public holiday pay. Their leave will also accrue in this time.


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