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Employee Rights in the Age of COVID-19

As you would be aware, the Federal Government recently introduced the JobKeeper Payment for businesses struggling in Australia - a payment to secure jobs in our rapidly changing economy. A guide has been independently prepared by David Chin SC, Ian Neil SC and Chris Parkin, to provide an overview of the legal issues relating to this payment:

Download a copy of the JobKeeper Payment Guide.

We have organised a legal briefing with the authors to take place next Wednesday 22 April 2020, at 5PM, where each of the authors will be speaking to the guide, but also more broadly about employee rights in the age of COVID-19. From the legal position of stand downs to issues around temporary flexibility arrangements - the virus has seen a prevalence of new and novel employment law issues that warrant discussion. 

The event is open to employment lawyers, industrial officers, and anyone else interested in how legal rights in the workplace are impacted by this pandemic. You do not need to be a member of the Society to attend. 

The seminar will take place via virtual attendance to comply with COVID-19 measures. Registration is essential so that a link can be provided to the seminar immediately prior to the event. Attendees are invited to submit questions or comments they would like addressed about the JobKeeper Scheme at any time in advance of the webinar, and may do so by emailing Christopher Parkin at christopher.parkin@5wentworth.com. There will also be a facility for attendees to submit questions or comments during the webinar.

If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CPD Point).  

Registration is essential at the link below:

WHEN
April 22, 2020 at 5pm - 6:30pm
WHERE
Onlina via Zoom

Will you come?