Direction to take annual leave during a shut down …

Do you know the a difference between a ‘Shut-down’ and a ‘Stand-down’?
A ‘Stand-down’ is when an employer sends employees home if there is no useful work for them to do. This could be because of events out of the employer’s control such as a natural disaster.

A ‘Shut-down’ is when a business temporarily closes during slow periods of the year, such as Christmas. Find out more about directing staff to take annual leave on the Fair Work website.