Coronavirus (COVID-19) (158 items)

COVID accelerates shift in benefits; "Always on" peer pressure; and more

The pandemic has improved employers' approach to employee benefits but there are more opportunities to boost the impact of these programs, Mercer research shows. Also in this article: employees suffering "always on" pressure; and the COVID changes workers want to keep. » more »


FWC proposes WFH clauses; Employers' COVID responses ranked; and more

The Fair Work Commission is proposing to insert work-from-home and other flexible arrangements into modern awards. Also in this article: which industries have responded most smoothly to COVID; and the next step for remote working teams. » more »



Most employees now willing to move; Victoria to form 'workforce bubbles'

COVID-19 is highlighting a big gap between what employees want from their employers and what organisations are prioritising, new research shows. Meanwhile Victorian employers are being urged to create 'workforce bubbles' as the State considers how to safely re-open for business. » more »




Cough broke safety rules, warranted sacking; More JobKeeper changes proposed

An employee has failed to claim he was unfairly dismissed for coughing in a nurse's face while she took his temperature. Meanwhile "legacy" JobKeeper employers will retain some stand down flexibilities under proposed changes to the scheme. » more »