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Why every business needs a social media policy…

By Georgia Rutecki in Legal Updates Posted January 24, 2022

What do you do when you find out that one of your employees has sent a ‘d%#k pic’ on Snapchat to his co-worker who is currently at home on maternity leave with her newborn baby? The picture is sent out of work hours from the employee’s personal mobile phone… (1)

Or another employee posts sexually explicit memes on Facebook – one of which contains a sexual connotation referring to a female colleague? (2)

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It’s a wrap! Season’s greetings to all

By Jess Toop in Company News Posted December 24, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we wish everyone in our network a Merry Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.

We also take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our clients – it has been a privilege to work with you, and we look forward to continuing to do so in the new year.

Last but by no means least, THANK YOU to our team – Jessica Pratt, Courtney Ford, Hannah Linossier and Georgia Rutecki – your commitment to client service and legal expertise, applied in a practical and commercial way, are what make our firm what it is.

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Welcome Hannah Linossier!

By Jess Toop in Company News Posted December 6, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Hannah Linossier to the Toop Workplace Law team.

An award-winning employment and IR legal expert who prides herself on providing pragmatic, proactive solutions and strategies that allow your workplace to thrive.

Hannah looks forward to continuing to meet our clients in the new year.

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No jab, no job?!

By Georgia Rutecki in Legal Updates Posted September 16, 2021

The Delta outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown yet another curve ball in this pandemic. Businesses are now grappling with increased transmissibility of the virus, the continued threat of workplace outbreaks, and the economic toll of lockdowns. It is little wonder that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Australia – which was eagerly awaited but slow to gain momentum – has left many businesses asking the question – can I tell my staff to get vaccinated? And if yes – what can I do if they refuse to get vaccinated?

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Can we require staff to have the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Courtney Ford in Legal Updates Posted January 20, 2021

With Australia’s largest vaccination program ever kicking off next month, many businesses are looking forward to moving further towards ‘normal’ operations. And central to this will be making sure that as many staff as possible get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Wishing you a wonderful festive season

By Jess Toop in Company News Posted December 22, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to wish our everyone in our network – clients, suppliers and colleagues in the legal profession – a Merry Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.

We also take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our clients

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Courtney Ford joins our team

By Jess Toop in Company News Posted November 9, 2020

We’re thrilled to welcome Courtney Ford to our team as a Senior Lawyer at Toop Workplace Law.

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COVID-19: Stand downs & JobKeeper directions – What are the courts and tribunals saying?

By Jessica Pratt in Legal Updates Posted October 19, 2020

In Australia during 2020, we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic prompt mass stand downs under existing Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) provisions, as well as temporary JobKeeper provisions being put in place to assist qualifying employers to use JobKeeper enabling directions and agreements to manage employees during these unprecedented times.

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JobKeeper & JobTrainer Update – Support for your business in response to COVID-19

By Jessica Pratt in Legal Updates Posted July 21, 2020

1. Extension of JobKeeper

The Morrison Government has today announced that the JobKeeper Scheme, originally due to end on 27 September 2020, will continue at a reduced payment rate until 28 March 2021.

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Transitioning back to work ‘COVID-19 safe’

By Jessica Pratt in Legal Updates Posted May 11, 2020

As the state and federal governments strive to keep Australia’s COVID-19 health crisis under control by maintaining a ‘flattened curve’ and containing outbreaks, much of the focus is shifting to combating the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, by gradually lifting restrictions and permitting businesses to re-open.

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