COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace Employer Guide

Helping you and your business navigate the Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout in an ever-changing landscape

This new guide sets out to show how employers can play their part in the vaccine roll out and how to navigate issues related to vaccinations that may arise in the workplace, including the mandating of vaccines.

Preparing for the end of JobKeeper

Key dates and actions for employers

This JobKeeper Update provides information on key actions to take to prepare for the end of the JobKeeper payments and Fair Work Act JobKeeper provisions, as well as other areas for consideration with respect to employment requirements post-JobKeeper.

Info Sheet – JobKeeper 2.0 – Second Extension Period

Key dates and actions for employers

This information guide seeks to explain and answer some of the more common questions employers may have around the payment scheme.

Fair Work Flexibilities – Legacy Employer Guide

To assist businesses with understanding and complying with the extended IR flexibility for legacy employers who no longer qualify for JobKeeper 2.0.

This information guide seeks to explain and answer some of the more common questions employers may have around the modified Fair Work Act flexibilities available.

JobKeeper Payment Employer Guide

Described by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the "biggest economic lifeline in Australia's history", The JobKeeper payment is aimed at preserving the employer-employee relationship. The $1,500 per fortnight per employee payment is paid directly to employers to help keep staff on the books.

This information guide seeks to explain and answer some of the more common questions employers may have around the payment scheme.

Government Assistance Guide

COVID-19 has rapidly affected almost every aspect of our lives, our society and our businesses, as Governments around the world have been forced to respond in substantial and unprecedented ways to help contain the risk.

ACCI has designed this guide to provide a general overview around what financial and regulatory relief governments are providing to businesses affected by COVID-19 and their employees, as well as answering some of the more common questions that are arising for businesses..

Roadmap Out - Headline Measures Fact Sheet

The Headline Measures Fact Sheet sets out the various National Cabinet and Chief Medical Officer Directives over the course of the pandemic. This includes information on social distancing measures, mass gatherings, travel restrictions, self-isolation requirements, declared emergency status and school closures.

It is updated regularly following announcements from National Cabinet.

Connect with your State or Territory Chamber

Business NSW has a number of COVID-19-related resources including a phone advice line to help your business understand the financial support available as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Operating 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday AEST to support your enquiries.

Businesses can now call a Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 for the latest information on the COVID-19 response, how this affects businesses, how to keep their workplace safe and advice on how to plan for dealing with the current situation and anticipate likely developments. The hotline can also provide information about support services and what financial assistance might be available.

CCIQ is working around the clock to help Queensland businesses protect their operations and their staff.  subscribe here to get important employer updates. Members can call expert advisors directly on 1300 731 988. Non-members can click through to register for free support for a limited time.

CCIWA has a dedicated website and assistance lines for Westeran Australian businesses. While each business faces its own challenges, some key considerations can help build your company’s resilience and protect your community. CCIWA is updating this website regularly with a range of practical resources to help you navigate the situation.

Business SA has a number of resources including a webinarJobKeeper Payments, let’s break it down – to provide business owners with a pathway toward making the important decision to either retain staff through JobKeeper payments, or to pursue other courses of action. Keep updated on their COVID-19 website or call 8300 0000.

tcci

The TCCI has a dedicated hotline for all tasmanian businesses during the pandemic, including free advice to manage workplace relations obligations Call 1300 559 112. Your calls will be used to identify areas of need that are not currently serviced. They also have a survey for Tasmanian businesses.

CBC is keeping members up to date with the latest information and how to respond as a business, particularly when it comes to work health and safety and employment obligations. If you’re a member and you need guidance on managing your employees during this critical time, call 1300 277 881. For more general support, call 02 6247 4199.

The Chamber of Commerce Norther Territory have been working with the Northern Territory Government to help Territory businesses amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check their website or Facebook page for regular updates. CCNT have also set u p a COVID-19 NT Business Support Hotline, call 08 8982 8188 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 

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