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Notifying Employees of the Shutdown Period


Under some Modern Awards, including the Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2010, there is a requirement for an employer to give at least two (2) months’ notice to workers if they intend to shut down over the Christmas/New Year period and where the purpose is to give employees all of their accumulated annual leave. 

To view a sample notice, click here. 

Where an employee does not have sufficient leave accrued for the entire shutdown period, the employee may be required to take leave without pay for that portion of the shutdown period. 

Members are encouraged to review the applicable Award or Enterprise Agreement to ensure that they comply with any applicable notification requirements.   

If you are in doubt as to the correct amount of notice to provide, please reach out to Malvin Khaira, IR and Legal Adviser, on 6175 5900 or by email