COVID-19 News and Insights

 

 

Public Health Emergency Declaration ends in Tasmania – Guidance for Employers

The Public Health Emergency Declaration (Emergency Declaration) made under the Public Health Act 1997 (Tas) in response to COVID-19

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July 6, 2022


Dismissal for social media posts not unfair – Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision that found an employee’s dismissal for out of hours Facebook posts was not unfair

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July 6, 2022


Amendments to the Corporations Act permanently modernise laws relating to execution of documents

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians have seen a series of temporary measures which sought to modernise the requirements for

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July 6, 2022


Not unfair to terminate for refusing to comply with mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

Summary In determining a dismissal without notice was not unfair, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) has ruled that an employee’s

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June 15, 2022


It’s been successful during COVID-19, so can we all work remotely forever?

Over the past 2 years, many businesses and employees have had to adapt to the new normal of remote working arrangements. It is now

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March 17, 2022


Are mandatory vaccination policies lawful and reasonable?

Overview The risk of infection with COVID-19 is a risk to the health and safety of workers, which all employers need to consider in the

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March 17, 2022


Businesses beware – legal risks when collecting vaccination information

Many businesses are now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for their employees and those entering their premises. Most are aware

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January 18, 2022


Employers and mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Background As Australia contemplates what the new “normal” will have to look like in order to keep the coronavirus pandemic under

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September 16, 2021


Proposed permanent changes to electronic execution and virtual meetings

On 25 June 2021, the Australian Government released the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Use of

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July 28, 2021


Employment & Safety Update – 29 April 2021

Mandatory vaccination considered reasonable and lawful direction by FWC Overview We recently published an article on mandatory

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April 29, 2021


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