My workforce is no longer subject to vaccination mandates – but what are my ongoing OH&S obligations as an employer?

As many of you would be aware, the majority of Victorian workers are no longer covered by specific Pandemic Orders relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Unless your business operates in the healthcare, aged-care or emergency services areas, it is no longer mandatory for workers to be vaccinated in order to attend the workplace. But what [...]

2022-07-18T06:06:14+00:00July 18th, 2022|Employment Law|Comments Off on My workforce is no longer subject to vaccination mandates – but what are my ongoing OH&S obligations as an employer?

Changes to Victoria’s Pandemic Orders for “Specified Facilities” and “Specified Workers”

On 12 January 2022, changes were made to the current ‘mandatory vaccination’ orders in Victoria. If you are an employer or a worker in aged-care or healthcare, covered by the ‘Specified Facilities’ Order, the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ now includes a booster shot (3rd dose of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine). Similarly, some industries (but not [...]

2022-01-30T22:35:48+00:00January 16th, 2022|Compliance, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to Victoria’s Pandemic Orders for “Specified Facilities” and “Specified Workers”

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
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