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Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update

Read latest updates on our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Resources for managing staff

JobKeeper payment
The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus.
https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper

 

A comprehensive guide for Employers published by Australian Chamber of Commerce:

https://www.victorianchamber.com.au/-/media/files/vcci/covid-19/covid19--employer-guide-ed-2-160320.pdf?la=en&hash=DA27020684457854A6B2214E1E5996CD3F2536E3

 

Please visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find out about your obligations and entitlements during the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws

 

Keeping yourself and your staff safe:

Safe Work Australia about Coronavirus

https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-pcbus

 

Create a flexible working policy

Providing flexible working arrangements can benefit both you and your employees.
Include your flexible working policy in your Human Resources (HR) manual. This will ensure that your employees know what's expected of them if they want to ask for flexible working arrangements.
If you haven't created a HR manual yet, use our template below and adjust it to suit your business needs.
https://www.business.vic.gov.au/hiring-and-managing-staff/employer-respo...

Hatch Labour Exchange

Australian tech start-up Hatch has developed a website to encourage a Labour Exchange during the Coronavirus crisis to help employees that have been stood down, as well as businesses looking for temporary staffing to help with increased demand on their business.

https://www.hatch.exchange/

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