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Changes to industry Awards in response to COVID-19

Article By: Joey Tass, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) made determinations to vary 99 Awards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These new measures apply from an employee’s first full pay period on or after 8 April 2020 until 30…

COVID-19 Changes to awards for Hospitality, Clerks and Restaurants

Article By: Joey Tass, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have far reaching and unprecedented impacts on both businesses and its employees. In order to address these issues and provide greater operational flexibility, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has implemented recent temporary variations to…

Wage Subsidy information during COVID-19

Article By: Joey Tass, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney In some relieving news for businesses, the Australian Government has announced a $130 billion support package for businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19 by way of wage subsidy payments for the next six months. The policy has been nicknamed the…

Workplace health and Safety – COVID-19 – What should employers do?

Article By: Joey Tass Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney Employers have a duty under work health and safety laws to provide information to employees about health and safety in the workplace. It is imperative for employers to provide regular updates to their employees about the status of COVID-19 that are consistent…

Employers – How to Manage Employees during COVID-19

Article By: Joey Tass Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. The situation is changing on a daily basis for many companies and individuals. Companies are now encouraging their employees to work from home in an attempt to both minimize the impacts of COVID-19 and…