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Covid-19 Updates

We are facing an uncertain period for employers and employees as we deal with Coronavirus in the workplace. PH Solicitor, specialists in employment law, will keep you up to date with important information around employment and workplace issues in this space.

If you have an immediate situation that requires legal advice, please contact our office via email admin@phsolicitor.com.au or phone (03) 9642 0435. We are well prepared to look after your legal requirements during this time. We are enforcing social distancing for face-to-face appointments if required and have strict adherence to cleanliness in the office. We can support our clients via email, telephone and Zoom/Skype.

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

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COVID-19 Resources for Employers

COVID-19 Resources for employers

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.

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus 

Daily information, updates and advice from the Victorian Government about coronavirus. 

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 

Translated resources for slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Fair Work Ombudsman – Coronavirus and Australian Workplace Laws

https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/

This page outlines your rights and responsibilities as an employer during the coronavirus outbreak. 

JobWatch – COVID-19 Employment rights Q&A

http://jobwatch.org.au/home/covid-19-employment-rights-qa/

JobWatch is an employment rights legal centre. It has created the following question and answer page about employment rights and COVID-19.

JobKeeper and JobSeeker resources for employers

If you have had to stand employees down, reduce their hours or terminate their employment due to COVID-19, please access the resources below about JobKeeper and JobSeeker assistance programs:

JobKeeper

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/jobkeeper-payment

JobSeeker 

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment

Australian Government – Coronavirus information and support for businesses and employers

https://www.business.gov.au/Risk-management/Emergency-management/Coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business 

This page contains information on financial support and government assistance available to businesses and employers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have also written an article on this and can be found by clicking here

Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/wellbeing/covid-19-complex-mental-health 

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak 

It is crucial to have regard to your mental health and wellbeing in these times of uncertainty. The above is a list of resources, including wellbeing tips to help you look after yourself. There are also links to places that you can call, text or chat to online if you need support.

We are also here to help  If you need legal assistance please contact us via email on admin@phsolicitor.com.au or telephone (03) 9642 0435. 

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