Jobkeeper payment COVID-19 Fast Facts

Related to our two earlier COVID-19 Employment FAST Facts 1 & 2. This week so far in context: We have seen: The government unveil the Jobkeeper payment COVID-19 package essentially involving a $130 billion payment. Information start to be disseminated from various government websites providing details on this payment designed to help keep Australians in … Read more

Are Awards being relaxed in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19?

Mid-last week a modern award was varied for the first time in the Fair Work Commission in response to the disruptions experienced by business owners and workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Hotels Association supported by the United Workers Union sought the addition of a special COVID-19 flexibility schedule into the Hospitality Industry … Read more

COVID-19 Employment FAST FACTS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employment Fast Facts to frequently asked questions: Should employees be working in the office, or working from home? What happens if workers choose to self-isolate/quarantine? Can workers be directed by their employer to self-isolate/quarantine? Can workers be stood down by their employer? What happens to their pay? Current context: Yesterday Australians woke to … Read more

Dismissal based on employee’s inability to perform inherent requirements of the role

Case: Ms Carley Jack v Sigma Healthcare T/A Sigma Healthcare (U2019/1119). Area of Law: Employment – Unfair dismissal Act: Fair Work Act 2009 – s 394. Application for unfair dismissal remedy Background: Ms Carley Jack had been employed at Sigma Healthcare for 6 years before being terminated on 8 of February 2019. Ms Jack was … Read more

Dismissal from employment due to social media post

Case: Ms Creina Murkitt v Staysafe Security T/A Alarmnet Monitoring (U2019/2978) Area of Law: Employment – Unfair dismissal Act: Fair Work Act 2009 – s 394. Application for unfair dismissal remedy Background of employment Ms Murkitt was employed on a full-time basis by a predecessor of Alarmnet beginning in February 2005. Her most recent contract … Read more