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

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

Fair Work Commission Full Bench Decision Upholds Dismissal of Unvaccinated Worker Who Refused Flu Shot

Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care [2021] FWCFB 6015 An Appeal to the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in NSW has been unsuccessful, with the Full Bench majority upholding the dismissal of a receptionist at a NSW aged care facility who refused to get a flu vaccination shot. This decision will surely [...]

2021-10-05T22:36:31+00:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fair Work Commission Full Bench Decision Upholds Dismissal of Unvaccinated Worker Who Refused Flu Shot
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