COVID-19

Health information

We encourage all employers to regularly review the following websites for updates and more comprehensive health information:

Government assistance and support for businesses employers

The Federal and Queensland Governments have announced various measures and support for businesses and employers.

JobKeeper Scheme

JobKeeper key facts can be found here.

Further information on the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme can be found on our alerts page here and on the Federal Government’s website here.

Employee assistance

The Government has announced widespread support measures and payments, particularly financial support for COVID-19 affected workers and job seekers.  Employers should refer employees affected by COVID-19 to www.servicesaustralia.gov.au.

Hardship Payment for Queenslander Workers during COVID-19

A Hardship Payment is available to help employees who have no access to paid sick leave or who have exhausted their sick leave or pandeminc leave entitlements and test positive to COVID-19.

For more infomeation, visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au.

Safe Work Australia has specific advice for employers regarding COVID-19.  This information and guidance tool can be accessed at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.

Queensland Border Restrictions fact sheet and information:

To contact one of our Employment Lawyers, complete our contact form or call us on 07 5413 4000.