Welcome to our Template Tool
Due to the impacts coronavirus is having on the community, a number of unions and employer associations are applying to the Fair Work Commission to increase award flexibility.
This may affect the information about entitlements on both this page and in the templates found on this page.
For a list of determinations and to see if your award is affected go to Temporary changes to workplace laws during coronavirus.
JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act
On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces.
For information about the changes and how they apply, go to JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme.
This tool will help you prepare a letter directing your employee to take annual leave. It covers business shut downs and excessive leave balances.
The tool will ask you simple questions and use your answers to tailor a letter for you. You will be able to save and edit your letter at the end.
Click the ! buttons for important information about workplace rights and obligations
Click the ? buttons for explanations or help answering the question
To protect your privacy none of the information you enter is stored in this tool or captured by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Before you begin: To prepare your letter you’ll need to know if an award or enterprise agreement applies to the employee and, if so, ensure that it allows you to direct the employee to take annual leave.
All fields are required unless marked optional.
If you don’t wish to use this tool, you can download and complete one of the following blank template letters: