Understanding workplace laws during COVID-19 pandemic is critical to avoid future legal headaches

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates globally, businesses are forced to make tough choices regarding staffing, scaling back operations or shutting down due to government orders.

Workplace laws governing employer’s obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic are largely unprecedented and changing rapidly.

Whether employers can make decisions such as standing down employees without pay is fact dependent and employers should exercise caution when considering this as an option.

The decisions that businesses make today may be the subject of litigation in months to come. It is therefore important that employers seek advice to ensure that the decisions they make are lawful.

The Employment Law and Workplace Relations team at Lynch Meyer are here to help you.

We can provide assistance and advice about:

  • Quarantine and self-isolation
  • Managing employees who test positive for COVID-19
  • Pay, entitlements and leave
  • Reducing staffing costs
  • Redundancies
  • Notice obligations
  • Standing down employees without pay
  • Partial close down or shut down
  • Working from home obligations and considerations
  • Privacy issues and COVID-19
  • School closure
  • Carer’s leave
  • Casual/contract staff
  • Contract disputes
  • Work Health Safety Laws

Please contact Lynch Meyer on 08 8223 7600 for our assistance.