Temporary Changes to the Hospitality Award
The Accommodation Association has sent out this notice regarding some useful temporary changes to the Hospitality Award to help businesses over the coming months..
The Fair Work Commission has announcement a temporary variation to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award in a bid to salvage jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before implementing the changes, employers are required to consult with the affected employee/s in accordance with clause 8A—Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work and provide as much notice as practicable.
The changes apply from 24 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.
Hours of Work—Full-time and part-time employees:
Classifications and duties:
- full-time employees’ average hours may be reduced to between 22.8 and 38 ordinary hours per week.
- part-time employees’ hours may be an average of between 60% and 100% of their guaranteed hours per week.
Where necessary, employers may direct employees to perform any duties that are within their skill and competency, regardless of their classification, provided that the duties are safe and the employee is licensed and qualified to perform them.
An employer may, subject to considering an employee’s personal circumstances, direct the employee to take annual leave with 24 hours’ notice.
The Accommodation Association applauds the Fair Work Commission for introducing these temporary provisions that hopefully will help some businesses and employees.
For more information, please contact the Accommodation Association on 1300 304 397 or firstname.lastname@example.org