COVID-19 Employer Guide
With the concept of 'business as usual' completely redefined, what should employers be considering and doing to manage through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond?
This information booklet has been set out in a way to address the key safety and employment issues, outlining the base position and then additional questions that may arise.
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..
JobKeeper Payment 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 will be 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.
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 webinar – JobKeeper 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.
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.