For the last six or so weeks we have seen considerable and fast-moving change as we all adapt to the transformations that Covid-19 has wrought upon the world. It’s stating the obvious but with so much still to learn about the virus, our lawmakers are constantly playing catch up as they try to adapt current laws and enact new ones that will allow businesses to survive and jobs to be maintained. With so much change, there are many questions that arise so let’s take a look at an area that is impacting many of our clients – when can an employer actually direct an employee to take leave?
Look at the news and we see leaders of all shapes and sizes talking about what we need to do and how we will operate in order to make it through the pandemic. It’s clear that there are some strong and worthy leaders out there whilst there are some just trump(et)ing noise. A crisis is THE time when you will see who truly shines as a leader in your business. Whether it’s you or members of your team, strong and positive leadership will help your business as we navigate everything COVID-19 is throwing out.
Your team is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the right thing to do as you are all connected into the business network and everyone has the tools and access they require to do their job. But this is making you extremely stressed, worrying about productivity and how remote working will impact the survival of your business when restrictions are lifted. You are not alone so let’s take a look at how you can make this situation more successful.
Happy Easter from the Australian Federal Treasury – the JobKeeper subsidy passed through Parliament last night and now we have some surety as to what you can do as an employer. To provide you some peace of mind before the Easter break, here is a quick overview as to what’s happening:
In these times of rapid change as we respond to Covid-19, there are a lot of employers operating like cowboys but eventually, they will be caught out by Fair Work and the lawyers that are going to have a field day in a post coronavirus world. Operating ethically and legally is just as important now as it ever was so just because someone else is doing something, it doesn’t mean you should. So let’s take a look at what’s happening and what you can and can’t do as employment law currently stands.
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