COVID-19 and What This Means for Employers

With employers and employees struggling to understand their rights and responsibilities within the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the LIV offered two Law Week events for the public:

  • COVID-19 and What This Means for Employers; and
  • COVID-19 and What This Means for Employees.

This session aims to explore some of the challenges and issues facing employers, including:

  • Can employees be stood down?
  • How does stand down differ to redundancy?
  • How can paid/unpaid leave and/or other payments assist in the management of employees?
  • What assistance can be utilised from the Fair Work Commission, if any?
  • What other general matters should employers be aware of during this unique phase?
  • What are the lessons from this pandemic and how can they be applied to any future crisis and organisations contingency plans?

Presented by Law Institute of Victoria

This is a recording of a live Law Week webinar that was held on 19 May 2020.

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