COVID-19 Employment Law Changes
With government issued restrictions reducing trade and forcing businesses to shut their doors, it is essential employers are aware of the current employment law framework. Employers should be aware of the legal protections available to employees when it comes to standing down, dismissing and making redundant employees.
Along with this, there have also been a number of changes made to the Fair Work Act with new provisions enabling employers to make a number of directions including the ability to temporarily stand down employees, unilaterally change employee duties and location of work and make changes to workdays or employee annual leave. These changes have been made in conjunction with the JobKeeper scheme for eligible employees.
In times like these, it is important employers have access to dependable legal advice to assist employers in fulfilling these employee obligations. Our expert team are able to help employers navigate these challenging times through:
- Advise on the legality of stand downs, dismissals and redundancies
- Advise on the eligibility of employees for the JobKeeper scheme
- Assist in adjusting to the new JobKeeper provisions
- Act in disputes in relation with JobKeeper provisions under the Fair Work Act