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COVID-19 People: Short guide for employers (Australia)

18 March 2020 | Australia
Guides – By Lucy Boyd and Nicholas Ogilvie

The COVID-19 virus is new, rapidly evolving and having a major impact on workplaces. The virus is giving rise to multitude of employment and safety-related questions in a context which has not previously been contemplated, on topics ranging from an employer’s payment obligations and dealing with infected employees, to practical measures an employer should put in place to protect their workforce.  


To provide some practical guidance for employers during this time, our team has prepared a Short Guide for EmployersThis Guide responds to some of the key questions arising for employers and includes a process map for dealing with employees in self-isolation who cannot work from home.

As the COVID-19 situation is unpredictable and changing, we recommend employers take careful note of the Department of Health updates and isolation guidelines. In addition, we recommend the following resources:

For more information on this topic, please contact one of our partners in the Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team team.

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