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Policies, Procedures & SafeguardsDecember 12, 2013
Business can slow down over the festive season and some businesses may temporarily shut down. If employers are planning to shut down over this time they should check employee award and agreements to see what their obligations are under workplace laws.
Whether an employee can be directed to take paid annual leave or unpaid leave during the shutdown will depend on your employment agreement.