The Top 4 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Workplace Vaccination Policy

Unless you have been living under a rock these past few weeks, you would know that there are several mandatory vaccination directions in place, which impact on how we live and work. It is likely that mandatory vaccination is going to stick around at least for the time being, and potentially well into 2022. Employers [...]

2021-11-14T22:33:06+00:00November 14th, 2021|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on The Top 4 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Workplace Vaccination Policy

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
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