COVID-19, Business Downturn & Unlawful Stand downs

The recent decision of Buttress v Preston James 1 Pty Ltd (2020) reads as a caution to employers considering a stand-down under section 524 of the Fair Work Act (“the Act”), for COVID-19 related business downturns, this is particularly now where circumstances appear to be on the up. Background: Ms Buttress (the Applicant) commenced her … Read more