Employment Law Changes from (or around) 1 July 2020 – Brief Overview

We briefly outline below the changes relating to employment that apply on or around 1 July.

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Fraud, Corruption and Whistleblower Risks

This is the second part in a series of articles exploring COVID-19 Key Risks. The first part was on Business Continuity Risk in a Pandemic.

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Business Continuity Risk in a Pandemic

This is the first part in a series of articles exploring COVID-19 Key Risks.

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COVID-19 —Temporary Relief for Directors from Duty to Prevent Insolvent Trading

The Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth) inserted section 588GAAA into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) with effect from 25 March 2020. read more

An Organisation’s Privacy Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has provided a plethora of new issues to be considered, as well as old issues needing to be addressed in new ways. Privacy is at the fore of this, as organisations consider issues of working from home, worker safety, and potential staff stand-downs. Health information needs to be collected to keep workers safe, and inappropriate disclosure of personal information can still cause serious harm. Organisations need to balance all these considerations read more

Business Continuity Management Risk and COVID-19

As most workers who are able to have now settled into working from home arrangements, one of the most significant challenges facing organisations at present is Business Continuity Management (BCM). Our recent article discusses Business Continuity Management and some of the issues that should be addressed in any organisation’s BCM plan. This article seeks to discuss the risks to business continuity posed by COVID-19. read more

Employment Options During COVID-19

Finding ways to continue delivering services while subject to social distancing has led to the most significant changes to employment since the second World War. While being forced to work from home has had its challenges, the most difficult ones facing employers may be around what measures they need to take for their business to survive and how that impacts on retaining staff. read more

How Will Your Organisation Continue to Operate During a Pandemic?

A pandemic is not defined by the severity of the illness, but by the geographical spread. Even though the spread of COVID-19 appears to be slowing in China, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed in China and there have been reported cases in more than 80 countries, with particularly large numbers in Iran, South Korea and Italy. Australia continues to report new cases, although resulting deaths thankfully remain very low. There are considerable read more