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Government releases workplace guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations
Insight 22 Feb 2021

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe Work Australia have released guidance on Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. ...

Can employers mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?
Insight 28 Jan 2021

With Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout expected to commence in February, many employers are considering whether they can mandate vaccinations for employees entering their workplace. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: Second tranche of draft FIRB reforms; ASIC Corporate Plan for 2020-24; High Court clarifies personal/carer's leave entitlements; and other corporate law developments
Insight 25 Sep 2020

Second tranche of draft FIRB reforms released; ASIC releases Corporate Plan for 2020-24; ASIC grants relief for escrow and non-promotional communications for IPOs and updates RG5 and RG254; High Court sides with employers and clarifies personal/carer's leave entitlements; ACCC releases ninth interim gas inquiry report; extension of temporary COVID-19 continuous disclosure and insolvency relief measures; ALRC reports on Australia's corporate criminal responsibility regime. ...

COVID-19 ready reckoner
Insight

As the expiration dates for the Government's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic loom, it is hard to know what protections and relaxations remain in place for companies and their directors. We summarise the current (as at the week commencing 14 September 2020) stimuli and moratoria implemented by the Federal Government. This accompanies our webinar: Restructuring and insolvency - preparing for, and going beyond, the insolvency cliff, held on 16 September 2020. ...

Changes to the JobKeeper scheme
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The JobKeeper scheme will be modified, and extended from 28 September 2020 until 30 March 2021. ...

Managing workers' safety concerns in the era of COVID-19
Insight 18 Aug 2020

Employers must take all steps reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure and provide a safe work environment. Employees can refuse to work if there is an immediate threat to their health and safety. ...

Obligation to notify WorkSafe Victoria of confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
Insight 18 Aug 2020

From 28 July 2020, employers in Victoria are required to notify WorkSafe of any confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the workplace. ...

JobKeeper enabling directions – a focus on 'reasonableness'
Insight 18 Aug 2020

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (the FWC), an employer has been chastised for unreasonably directing an employee to work only 60% of their pre-COVID hours. ...

Reasonableness of Prosegur's JobKeeper directions
Insight 18 Aug 2020

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found it was not reasonable for security and cash management company Prosegur to offer 25 weekly hours to full-time, part-time and casual employees as a JobKeeper enabling direction. ...

Redundancy unfair after employer fails to consult
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has found a failure to consult meant an employee who was made redundant missed out on receiving the JobKeeper wage subsidy, which could have kept her working for longer. Her dismissal was therefore unfair. ...

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