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COVID-19 causes FWC to be inundated with various employee claims

COVID-19 causes FWC to be inundated with various employee claims Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission has seen a substantial increase to the amount of claims brought by employees. On 7 May 2020, the Fair Work Commission’s President, Justice Ross, announced the Fair Work Commission’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (click here to read…

Can an employer require an employee to download the COVIDSafe App?

Can an employer require an employee to download the COVIDSafe App? On 26 April 2020 the Australian Government launched the COVIDSafe app to assist with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in the community. Since its release more than 5.3 million Australians have downloaded the app. With the Federal, State and Territory Governments easing restrictions, and…

COVID-19: JobKeeper Update 9 April 2020

COVID-19: JobKeeper Update 9 April 2020 On 8 April 2020, amidst the ongoing health and economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No 2) Bill 2020. This update outlines new employer rights and powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To view our update please click…

A message from the MST Employment Law Team

Whether your business has gone into “hibernation”, is operating at reduced capacity or seeing an increase in activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, you will need some template communications for your employees. Our suite of template letters might help you to avoid the next employee dispute. Our suite of template letters including the following:  Letter to…