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Your Guide to COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace

Despite the increasing rates of COVID-19 vaccination across Australia, issues surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and the workplace remain at the forefront of conversation; particularly given the mandating of vaccines within some industries and states. 

Authored by Holman Webb Lawyers Workplace Relations Partner Alicia Mataere and Associate Lee Pike, this guide is designed to walk you through the issues relating to COVID-19 vaccines and the workplace, to assist in your understanding of whether the vaccine is mandatory for your workplace, and if not, to help you decide whether you can/should make vaccines mandatory within your workplace.

Upcoming Webinar: Avoiding Delta in the Workplace w/ Prof. Catherine Bennett (26 August 2021)

Join Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin’s Chair of Epidemiology and Holman Webb Workplace Relations Partner Alicia Mataere and Associate Lee Pike on Thursday 26 August as they discuss:

  • How has Delta changed the game?
  • How can businesses manage the risk of Delta in the workplace?
  • Can you ask employees to declare their vaccination status?
  • What are the potential consequences of a Delta outbreak in your workplace?
  • What will the workplace look like following COVID-19 and Delta?

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Webinar Recording: Casual Employment Recent Changes, Compliance, Enterprise Bargaining and Award Flexibility

Workplace Relations Partner Alicia Mataere recently presented to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel on the topic of Casual Employment Recent Changes, Compliance, Enterprise Bargaining and Award Flexibility.

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Podcast: Who pays the penalty for breaches of the WHS Act?

In the latest episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Holman Webb Workplace Relations Partner Alicia Mataere and General Insurance Partner Lucy Rooney to discuss recent changes to the Work, Health and Safety Act and what those changes mean both for corporates and individuals.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 6: Beyond Blue

BEYOND BLUE Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O'Hanlon, joins Adriana Giometti to discuss both the effect that COVID-19 has had on the Australian workforce, and what Beyond Blue is doing to help.

Working From Home: Employer Obligations During COVID-19
Thursday 23 April 2020 / by Grace Gunn, Jacob Daly and Ellie Jongma posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Workplace Relations COVID-19 Workplace Relations Working From Home

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many (if not most) employers have directed their employees to work from home.  With this in mind, it is crucial for employers to understand that their overriding obligation to provide employees with a safe workplace has not changed.

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