No Jab, No Job! Refusal to Get Vaccinated held a Valid Reason for Dismissal

On 27 September 2021 the Full Bench upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to get vaccinated. In Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care [2021] FWCFB the majority held that the employee's refusal to get vacci...

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Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Details now available

As one of the measures to assist businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 lockdowns, the Victorian Government announced on 28 July 2021 the reinstatement of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme for commercial and retail tenants....

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Hunt & Hunt supporting the 2021 Vinnies Western Sydney Community Sleepout

Hunt & Hunt were pleased to have a team of 4 lawyers from our Sydney and North Ryde office participate in this year’s Vinnies Community Sleepout in support of the Western Sydney community and our longstanding client, St Vin...

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New Covid vaccination compensation scheme provides additional incentive to employers to have staff vaccinated

In a media release on Saturday 28 August 2021, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Greg Hunt announced details of a new no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme (VCS) which will operate nationally. The scheme will cov...

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No jab, no work – FWO’s updated advice still leaves questions for employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) posted updated guidance on its website last night relating to the power of employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees. This is an issue that we have also discussed before. Pr...

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Boost to COVID-19 Financial Support for Businesses and Individuals as Lockdown continues in NSW

As Greater Sydney prepares for an extended lockdown until 28 August 2021, welcomed boosts to the COVID-19 financial subsidies offer some reprieve to struggling businesses and individuals. Boost to JobSaver Program Weekly pay...

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