Temporary changes to workplace laws during coronavirus

Published 30 March 2020 | Updated 16 September 2020

Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act

On 1 September 2020, the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act were extended with some changes.

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There have been a number of temporary changes to workplace laws due to the impact of coronavirus on workplaces.

A number of unions and employer associations have applied to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) to increase award flexibility in some awards. As a result, the Commission has varied a number of provisions in those awards to give employers and employees extra flexibility to agree on alternative working arrangements. The awards that have been varied so far are listed below.

There have also been changes to the Fair Work Act to support the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme.

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Variations to enterprise agreements

Some parties to enterprise agreements are also considering varying their agreements to enable extra flexibility to help address the impact of coronavirus. For more information and updates, visit the Fair Work Commission's COVID-19 and enterprise agreements page external-icon.png.

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