Employment & WR

Coronavirus COVID-19 Advice and Resources.

Employment Issues in focus

As well as representing member interests at both a state and federal level, Ai Group's team of Workplace Relations advisers, lawyers and specialists are on hand to support you throughout your COVID experience.

Members are urged to contact Ai Group to discuss any relevant workplace relations or work health and safety issues in their workplace.

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COVID-19 IR Advice Line

Access experienced industrial relations advisers on COVID-19 issues

1300 312 733

Employer Advice: COVID-19 Lockdowns - stand down, annual leave & personal-carer’s leave

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Employer Advice: Casual employment advice for ‘small business employers’

30 June 2021

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Watch: Vaccine policy for COVID: The key issues to know

29 June 2021

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Employer Advice: Discontinuation of COVID-19 Schedules in the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020

29 June 2021

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COVID-19 Case Study: Small Business

Discover how this electrical contracting company, based in Newcastle, NSW, adjusted to face the challenges of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Case Study: Uber

Read how Ride Share and Food Delivery platform Uber adjusted business practice to meet the demands of the pandemic

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COVID-19 Case Study: National Freight and Logistics Provider

Read how this Adelaide-based freight and logistics provider dealt with issues such as border closures and changing of State Directives 

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Watch: Employment considerations in a COVID recovery

1 June 2021

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Podcast: COVID Recovery - Tips and traps in the vaccine rollout

23 June 2021

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Employer Advice: Victorian Wage Theft Act operative from 1 July

22 June 2021

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COVID-19 Case Study: Life Without Barriers

Read how charitable organisation, Life Without Barriers, overcame some of the challenges facing many employers during the pandemic.

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Podcast: COVID-19 Recovery - Determining where workers perform their duties

27 May 2021

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Employer Advice: Updated Casual Employment Information Statement - pay slip and record-keeping

25 May 2021

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Watch: The New Casual Employment Laws – Advice for employers

30 April 2021

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Watch: COVID-19 vaccine: Where to now for business?

28 April 2021

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Employer Advice: Award variations – Unpaid and paid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility

1 April 2021

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Employer Advice: Important changes to casual employment laws

30 March 2021

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Employer Advice: End of the JobKeeper scheme

26 March 2021

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Employer Advice: COVID-19 vaccinations – workplace relations and WHS issues

24 February 2021

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Podcast: COVID vaccine roll-out and the complexities for businesses and workplaces

18 February 2021

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Podcast: COVID-19 and flexible working arrangements under the Clerks Award

12 February 2021

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Employer Advice: Working from Home - Important Developments and Key Issues

18 February 2021

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Watch: The COVID-19 Vaccine: Employment and IR implications

10 February 2021

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Watch: The Vaccine Rollout in Victoria

3 February 2021

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Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award 2020 Extended operation of the COVID-19 Schedule

7 December 2020

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Clerks (Private Sector) Award 2020 Extended operation of the COVID-19 Schedule

17 November 2020

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Employer Advice: COVID-19 schedule: Unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility

12 November 2020

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Watch: A Very COVID Christmas: The how-to of Christmas parties in a pandemic

10 November 2020

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Member Resource: HR Resource Centre COVID-19 Resources

Tools, templates and FAQ's designed specifically with COVID-19 issues in mind are being constantly developed for our members.

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JobKeeper Scheme FAQs

Ai Group have answered thousands of questions about the JobKeeper scheme since it was introduced. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

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Watch: Managing the people costs of COVID-19

29 October 2020

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Employer Advice: Extension of the Fair Work Act provisions for the operation of the JobKeeper scheme

22 September 2020

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Podcast: JobKeeper provisions extended

Audio update with Stephen Smith, Head - Workplace Relations Policy, Ai Group

7 September 2020

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Employer Advice: Vic Gov Stage 4 restrictions

3 September

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Award Advice: Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award 2020 - extension of COVID-19 Schedule

2 September

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NAT 071 20 Insertion of COVID-19 schedule: Unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility

12 August

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Extended operation of COVID-19 schedule: Unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility

4 August

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Extended operation of COVID-19 schedule: Unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility

31 July

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On demand webinar: Enterprise Agreement Variations - Responding to COVID-19

21 April 2020

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On Demand Webinar: JobKeeper Legislation - Business Access, eligibility and IR issues

15 April 2020

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Member Advice: JobKeeper scheme: Fair Work Act amendments

9 April 2020

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On Demand Webinar: COVD-19 - Focus on IR Issues

7 April 2020

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Member Advice: Shorter working hours arrangements, variations to enterprise agreements and stand down

24 March 2020

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On Demand Webinar: COVID-19 - WHS and IR Issues

23 March 2020

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Member Advice: School closures and the meaning of an 'unexpected emergency' for personal/carer's leave purposes

23 March 2020

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