Here's an interesting piece from Smart Company. It's called How to handle employee leave if your business has been affected by bushfires.
It shares some really interesting insights. Here's one of them:
According to Athena Koelmeyer, managing director of Workplace Law, while the option to stand down employees in response to a disaster may seem harsh, it is “one of the few things that can provide employers in difficult circumstances a bit of relief, in circumstances where there has to be a stoppage of work where the employer can’t be reasonably held responsible”.
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