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.

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…

Supreme Court challenge to mandatory vaccination orders

November 18, 2021

On 15 October 2021, the Supreme Court of NSW dismissed challenges to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain workers imposed under NSW public health orders. The two sets of proceedings in Kassam v Hazzard; Henry…

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

October 11, 2021

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…

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Details now available

September 3, 2021

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….

Hunt & Hunt supporting the 2021 Vinnies Western Sydney Community Sleepout

August 31, 2021

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…

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

August 30, 2021

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…

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

August 13, 2021

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…

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

July 30, 2021

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 payments between $1,500…

New COVID-19 support announced for commercial tenants and landlords in Victoria

July 29, 2021

On Wednesday, 28 July 2021, the Victorian government announced a $400 million package of new support measures for small and medium business in Victoria (to be funded jointly with the Commonwealth government) to assist them…