COVID-19 Information Videos

IBA has partnered with Terri Janke & Company and 33 Creative to bring you this 4-part video series on managing your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Topics include employer obligations, financial responsibilities, managing contracts and insolvency trading. 

All advice in this series is current as of 28 March 2020. This is general advice only and should not be considered as giving health advice or legal opinion.

Employer Obligations during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Join Dr Terri Janke as she talks about employer obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video Terri takes us through duty of care, what to do if you or your staff get sick, the importance of transparency and where to get more information.   

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Financial obligations as a business owner during COVID-19

Dr Terri Janke provides information about your financial obligations as a business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to plan for financially hard times.

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Since the making of this video, in early April, the Fair Work Commission has made several important changes to Awards and the Fair Work Act has been changed to enable flexibility for employers and support the new JobKeeper scheme. Under the new JobKeeper payment scheme, qualifying businesses impacted by the coronavirus can access a government subsidy so they can keep paying wages to their employees. Additionally, on 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended in light of the introduction of the JobKeeper payment. The new temporary provisions apply to employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme and their eligible employees. Once an employer is qualified, the new provisions allow employers to:

  • Make temporary and partial stand downs in certain circumstances.
  • Temporarily alter employee’s usual duties and locations of work in certain circumstances.
  • In agreeance with their employees, alter an employee’s days and time of work and use of annual leave in certain circumstances.

If you do not qualify for the JobKeeper scheme, these new temporary provisions will not apply. Employers should refer to relevant award or enterprise agreements and seek legal advice.

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Managing legal contracts during COVID-19:

In managing contracts, Dr Terri Janke shares with us information about your rights and obligations as a business when it comes to managing contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Declaring insolvency and insolvent trading:

In this video, Dr Terri Janke takes a look at what to do when things get too tight and it can no longer be business as usual.

Since the making of this video, in early April, the Fair Work Commission has made several important changes to Awards and the Fair Work Act has been changed to enable flexibility for employers and support the new JobKeeper scheme. Under the new JobKeeper payment scheme, qualifying businesses impacted by the coronavirus can access a government subsidy so they can keep paying wages to their employees. Additionally, on 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended in light of the introduction of the JobKeeper payment. The new temporary provisions apply to employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme and their eligible employees. Once an employer is qualified, the new provisions allow employers to:

  • Make temporary and partial stand downs in certain circumstances.
  • Temporarily alter employee’s usual duties and locations of work in certain circumstances.
  • In agreeance with their employees, alter an employee’s days and time of work and use of annual leave in certain circumstances.

If you do not qualify for the JobKeeper scheme, these new temporary provisions will not apply. Employers should refer to relevant award or enterprise agreements and seek legal advice.

For more information:

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If you would like to know more information about leading your business through the COVID-19 pandemic, Terri Janke & Cpmany have created an information guide which you can find here: http://www.terrijanke.com.au/coronavirus-the-law

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