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COVID-19 Resources for Employers

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

  • 4/04/2020 2:38:00 PM
We understand that this time is especially alarming, with many people’s employment being drastically impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. As an employer, you may find yourself stressed, challenged and unsure of what resources and support services are out there to help you through these times. We have compiled a list of employment resources to support you through these challenging times. Please find links below.
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JobKeeper Payment – what it means for employers

JobKeeper Payment – what it means for employers

  • 4/04/2020 1:29:00 PM
The Federal Government recently announced a new JobKeeper payment which will be made available to eligible businesses to assist in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of the payment is to allow eligible businesses to more easily afford to pay wages of eligible employees, for up to 6 months, potentially saving many people from losing their jobs. Affected employers will be able to claim a payment of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for up to 6 mont...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  - what it means for employers?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - what it means for employers?

  • 27/03/2020 4:07:00 PM
With the current coronavirus pandemic affecting all employers in one way or another, it is important for employers to ensure that they continue to abide by workplace laws to avoid legal liability on top of any business losses they are already facing.
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 PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2020

PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2020

  • 24/02/2020 4:55:00 PM
When an employee’s role is no longer required to be performed, employers ought to take great care in making such a role redundant. Failing to do so may open an employer up for an unfair dismissal claim if the redundancy is not, or does not appear to be, genuine. This newsletter provides information to employers regarding the navigation of the redundancy process.
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

  • 20/01/2020 2:18:00 PM
Mental health issues are commonplace in society today. It is therefore likely that employers will employ someone who suffers from a mental health condition at some stage. Employers ought to take a proactive approach to workplace mental health, particularly given that the development of mental illnesses can be contributed to by an unhealthy, stressful work environment, or through a particular workplace incident. Employers can take steps to minimise legal liability in relation to claims for compen...
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PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2019

PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2019

  • 18/12/2019 11:56:00 AM
Navigating the process for an injured worker to return to work can be a difficult task for employers. Approaching the process with care and attention can not only help to ensure a smooth transition back to work for the employee, it can also help to ensure productivity in the workplace, help to ensure WorkCover premiums do not rise, and importantly can help employers to protect themselves from legal claims which may arise for failing to adhere to applicable workplace laws.
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SEMINAR: Managing difficult and underperforming employees

SEMINAR: Managing difficult and underperforming employees

  • 28/06/2019 5:49:00 PM
Employees are one of the most valuable assets of any business. The aim of this seminar is to provide insight into the legal framework and how to manage employees effectively to reduce the risk of adverse legal proceedings by the employee against the employer.
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