NSW Supreme Court challenges to mandatory vaccination fail

Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard [2021] NSWSC 1320 On Friday 15 October 2021, two challenges to the NSW public health orders, restricting activities of residents who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (including their ability to work in certain industries) were dismissed by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the NSW Supreme Court. The proceedings were [...]

2021-10-25T00:17:53+00:00October 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NSW Supreme Court challenges to mandatory vaccination fail

Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

In December 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) passed several resolutions specifically addressing the need for seafarers, and other marine personnel, to be designated as key workers. Three vaccines have come to the forefront in Western countries – the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. Essential workers like healthcare workers have already started [...]

2021-01-31T22:18:03+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

Does COVID-19 Apply to Business Interruption Insurance? – New South Wales Court of Appeals Decision

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently handed down a decision that looked into Business Interruption insurance cover and whether COVID-19 related interruptions would be included or excluded. Business Interruption insurance cover historically includes exclusions for losses relating to quarantinable or infectious diseases that were applied globally to insurance policies, specifically following the [...]

2020-12-07T07:01:06+00:00December 7th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Does COVID-19 Apply to Business Interruption Insurance? – New South Wales Court of Appeals Decision

A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios

With Victoria currently in the middle of Stage 4 restrictions, with impending announcements to be made in the next few weeks concerning the lifting of restrictions (hopefully!), it’s a good time to revisit some of the trickier scenarios surrounding employment and employment-related laws. There’s a lot of information out there at the moment, but as [...]

2020-09-07T03:28:37+00:00September 7th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios
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