Changes to the Fair Work Act – Access to Compassionate Leave for Miscarriage

October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, a time to acknowledge those who have experienced pregnancy loss or infant death. While most pregnancies result in the delivery of healthy babies, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss (miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death). We thought this was an appropriate time to ensure that all Employers [...]

2021-10-19T22:53:38+00:00October 19th, 2021|employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to the Fair Work Act – Access to Compassionate Leave for Miscarriage

Webinar: COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace – what Employers need to know

As we speak, most of Australia is currently governed by several Directives, concerning mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations. Most prominently, on 7 October 2021, the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Direction came into force in Victoria, which relates to all authorised providers and authorised workers who are not working from home. Many Employers are scrambling to understand their [...]

2021-10-17T22:57:57+00:00October 17th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Webinar: COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace – what Employers need to know

Can (or should) Employers Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

As an Employer, do you know your rights when it comes to your expectations around whether Employees are vaccinated or not? This issue has received a lot of media coverage in recent days, with some ‘trailblazer’ companies mandating the vaccine within their workplace. It is important to understand your obligations as an employer when it [...]

2021-08-23T00:16:13+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Business Advice, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Can (or should) Employers Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations

A question a lot of employers are asking at the moment is whether they can require their employees to get a vaccine.  The answer to this is a great one for lawyers which everyone hates to hear: “it depends.” It does depend on your industry, public health orders, level of risk of infection, etc.  Industrial [...]

2021-04-27T23:17:34+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations
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