Are there any rules about giving a jobkeeper enabling direction?

Yes.

  1. The direction has to be reasonable. For example, a direction may be unreasonable depending on the impact of the direction on any caring responsibilities the employee may have.
  2. Employees must be consulted with about any proposed changes at least 3 days’ before the direction is given.
  3. A direction must be in writing.
  4. You must keep written records of the consultation.
  5. To give a jobkeeper enabling direction about different duties or location of work you must reasonably believe that the direction is necessary to continue the employment of one or more employees.