COVID-19

Legal implications of the Coronavirus crisis

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Hunt & Hunt is here to provide support to help manage the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on businesses and individuals.

We understand that our clients are facing major hurdles as a result of the disruption to their business caused by Coronavirus. It is imperative that businesses seek guidance and support to help them through the crisis. Hunt & Hunt Lawyers has quickly adapted and is providing regular updates and information to assist.

Hunt & Hunt Lawyers can work closely with you to help navigate you through:

  1. Workplace health and safety obligations;
  2. Employment obligations;
  3. Travel restrictions and containment measures;
  4. Leasing obligations and your rights as both a tenant and landlord;
  5. Pandemic and business continuity plans;
  6. Review of contracts and clauses

Review our most recent articles on the COVID-19 situation and its impact to you or your business below.

FWC upholds right of employer to dismiss vaccination refuser

March 24, 2022

In another unsuccessful claim by a vaccination refuser, the Fair Work Commission has found that an employee’s employment was validly terminated on the ground that she was unable to meet the inherent requirements of her…

Silver Linings of the Pandemic – Federal Parliament Passes Permanent Changes to Allow Electronic Signing of Documents and Virtual Meetings

March 22, 2022

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicting court decisions around the country had fostered uncertainty as to whether a company could safely execute documents electronically. Amidst the great upheaval created by the spread of the virus…

Collecting proof of vaccination – How to navigate an employer’s privacy obligations

February 15, 2022

As we emerge out of covid lockdowns and return to the workplace, many employers will be turning their minds to how they can maintain a covid-safe environment for their employees. Requiring employees to be fully…

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Omicron Extension Details Now Available

February 7, 2022

In July 2021 the Victorian Government announced a new package of rent relief measures for eligible retail and commercial tenants in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, which applied for the period 28 July 2021…

Substituting Annual Leave for Personal Leave – What to do if you catch COVID-19 while on annual leave

January 28, 2022

If you fall ill (whether by COVID-19 or otherwise) during a period of scheduled annual leave, it’s possible to swap out your annual leave for paid personal leave. Rather than having to endure a wasted…

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Omicron Extension

January 20, 2022

On 15 January 2022, the Victorian Government announced a further two month extension to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS), from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022. This extension comes in response to the…

Holidaying After Separation

January 17, 2022

It’s no secret that Australians love to travel. Whether it’s journeying across Australia to see distant relatives or holidaying to countries around globe, travelling is often a positive, beneficial and foundational experience for adults and…

Falling Victim to Scams – How to Detect and Safeguard Your Interests

December 6, 2021

Since the start of 2021 Australians have lost over $220 million from financial scams. Of the total losses reported to Scamwatch for all of 2021, investment scams were the largest culprit, accounting for over half…

Permanent Changes Afoot to Allow Virtual Meetings and Electronic Execution of Documents

November 18, 2021

The Federal Government has signalled its intention to make permanent the temporary COVID-19 exemptions allowing virtual meetings and the electronic signing and sending of certain documents by companies. If passed in its current form, the…