COVID-19 Update

COVID-19

Mandatory Vaccinations for Construction Workers – What does this mean for you?

By Chloe Moorfoot, Partner and Malcolm Liu, Lawyer. Significantly, on 16 September 2021, the Victorian Government announced that construction workers across Victoria will need to show evidence to their employer that they have had a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 11:59pm this Thursday 23 September 2021. Moreover, public health officials have become increasingly … Read More

Rent Relief for Commercial Tenants in Victoria

By Chloe Moorfoot, Partner and Olivia Cassano, Lawyer In response to the financial hardship faced by commercial tenants as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Victorian Government announced the reintroduction of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme is set out in the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (Regulations). The Regulations, … Read More

Aged care services and coronavirus – does the buck stop with the board?

In 2019 we covered the then imminent introduction of the Aged Care Quality Standards (Standards), as contained within the Quality of Care Amendment (Single Quality Framework) Principles 2018. Those Standards, which took effect from 1 July 2019, raised the legal accountability of governing bodies and operators in the aged care industry. At the time we … Read More

Face Masks in Victoria: What are the Employer’s Responsibilities?

We have recently updated this article here! The Victorian Government has recently recommended that adults living in areas under Stage restricted areas wear face masks when in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. There will be no enforcement on the use of face masks. As such, employers will not necessarily be … Read More

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