Restaurant Award Flexibility During Outbreak of Coronavirus

Apr 3, 2020 | Payroll

The Fair Work Commission has determined that it will vary the Restaurant Award to improve award flexibilty during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The determination inserts a temporary new Schedule, which will apply from an employee’s first full pay period on or after 31 March an until 30 June 2020. The Fair Work Commission may also extend the operation of Schedule I beyond this date, if necessary.

Temporary Changes

Schedule I adds award flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak for:

  • employees’ classifications and duties
  • full-time and part-time employees’ hours of work
  • directions to take annual leave

Please click here for more information on the changes that apply under this new Schedule, and what they mean for employers and employees covered by the Restaurant Award.