Regulations introduced in NSW have provided a new exemption to working with children checks, permitting persons to work with children while their application is pending where certain requirements are met.
NSW has implemented emergency legislative measures in response to COVID-19, giving the NSW Government powers in areas including child protection, land development and the public, private and mental health sectors. Read on to find out if these powers will affect your organisation.
Given the employment law considerations peculiar to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, our solicitor, Ben Schwarer, summarises in this article some of the options available to the many health sector organisations whose operations have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and who may need to take action to ensure the viability of their business.
The Victorian government has introduced a series of temporary measures to address urgent COVID-19 issues, including a moratorium on rent increases, modifications to WorkCover payments and changes to nurse to patient ratios. Read on to see if these measures impact your organisation.