How do you manage employee leave during a COVID lockdown?

If your employees are unable to take leave, how do you as an employer manage the increasing liability for annual leave accruals? Can you force an employee to use their annual leave while your business is in lockdown? Can an employee cash out some of their annual leave?

Paul Cripps and Ben Baumgarten take a deep dive into these questions.

Ben Baumgarten is a Senior Associate Lawyer and has practised exclusively in the area of workplace relations. Ben has experience advising and representing clients, in both the public and private sector, on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations. 

Prior to joining Frank Law, Ben has worked for national firms in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Paul Cripps, founder of PK People Solutions, provides operational and strategic HR solutions in collaboration with business leaders and key stakeholders He helps businesses to align the activity of their workforce to the business strategy to improve performance and profitability Paul is a licensed member of the HR Coach Network – the largest independent HR Coaching Network in Australia. His HR corporate career has spanned over 20 years (in Australia and the UK) for QBE Insurance, GE, Allianz, Willis Towers Watson and BNY Mellon.

Ben Baumgarten Ph +61 2 9688 6023
Paul Cripps

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