COVID-19 and Australia’s workplace laws
Aug 16, 2021
The Fairwork Ombudsman is regularly reviewing and updating their information as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Check their coronavirus website for information on:
Vaccinations and the workplace
They’ve updated their information and guidance about workplace issues relating to COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. Get information on:
- COVID-19 vaccinations: workplace rights and obligations
- COVID-19 vaccinations: resolving workplace issues
In some cases, employers may be able to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employers should exercise caution if they’re considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in their workplace and get their own legal advice. Employers and employees are encouraged to work together to find solutions that suit their individual needs and workplaces.
Workplace health and safety issues
Safe Work Australia has information about how to manage risks from COVID-19 in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccines. Find Vaccination information for your industry on its website.
A reminder that employers have to give every new casual employee a Casual Employment Information Statement. Existing casual employees must also get the statement. Find out more and please continue to check our website regularly.