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

Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

The Fair Work Commission recently made significant changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 (the Miscellaneous Award), which came into effect on 1 July 2020. It is important that all businesses review their current employment arrangements, to ensure that employees who were thought to be ‘non-award covered’ employees have not been caught in the wider net now cast [...]

2020-11-30T05:04:02+00:00November 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

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

Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act (FWA)

Legislation was passed on 1 September 2020 to extend the JobKeeper scheme until 28 March 2021. Accordingly, the JobKeeper provisions in the FWA were also extended, with some changes. The extended provisions take effect from 28 September 2020 and apply until 28 March 2021. Under the extended provisions, qualifying employers who are receiving JobKeeper payments [...]

2020-09-03T05:49:42+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act (FWA)