Monthly Archives: April 2020


JobKeeper: A Novel Response to a Novel Virus

Governments around the world have adopted a range of contemporary economic solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. The JobKeeper package is no exception. On 9 April 2020, the Australian Government introduced the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020 (Cth). These rules outline the requirements for employer and employee eligibility to JobKeeper payments. Some of the [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Options for Employers During COVID-19

  Employment laws have never changed more rapidly. On 8 April 2020, the Federal Government introduced the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020 (Cth). This legislation amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) as part of the new JobKeeper scheme. Importantly, it provides employers with more options to manage wage costs. [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Managing Wage Costs

COVID-19 has created a fast-changing workplace relations space. There have never been so many options available to businesses to manage their wage costs. More are likely to come. Below are six ways for employers to (currently) manage wage costs. 1. Stand down Many businesses are standing down employees. However, employers should tread carefully before doing [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments