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This sample letter is to be used when agreement has been reached to temporarily vary the ordinary hours of a permanent employee due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is vital that employers understand that they cannot force a permanent employee to reduce their ordinary hours. There must be agreement. 

Employers should seek advice from the Ai Group to tailor this letter and any employment contract to the particular needs of the organisation.  Please call the Workplace Advice Line on 1300 55 66 77 for assistance. 


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