If you are planning to stand down employees, or make changes to their hours, duties or location of work while they receive the JobKeeper payment, you are required by law to issue a written notice of the changes.
To help our clients, BetterHR has added a ‘JobKeeper enabling directions letter template‘ to our HR system. To help you communicate the changes to employees in a compliant manner.
We encourage you to elaborate on this letter with a description of circumstances particular to your business.
Be mindful of the tone of your verbal consultation meeting where you initially discuss the new direction – it must be reasonable, and should be empathetic, particularly given the circumstances of a pandemic.
Please feel welcome to contact our team of HR and employment law experts for guidance with your communication strategy.