Mandating vaccinations and mask-wearing at work: continuing uncertainty despite new guidance

Understandably, many Australian employers are confused about what they can and can't do when it comes to mandating vaccinations for employees against COVID-19 or taking other measures, such as requiring employees to wear masks in the workplace.  Robust workplace protections for employees means that most Australian employers are conflicted between respecting [...]

2021-11-18T11:54:06+10:00August 13th, 2021|

Compulsory Covid/flu vaccinations in the employment spotlight

Kimber case The recent case of Kimber[1], 29 April 2021 considered the issue currently at the forefront of many not-for-profit employers' minds – just when, can or should an employer make a vaccination for its workers mandatory? In the Kimber case, Ms Kimber was employed as a part-time receptionist at an [...]

2021-05-11T16:05:08+10:00May 11th, 2021|

COVID ancillary fund guideline changes

In expectation of a marked decrease in community charitable giving following the COVID 19 economic downturn, the government introduced amendments to public and private ancillary fund guidelines with effect from 12 June 2020. Currently, public ancillary funds are required to distribute at least 4% of the value of their funds annually, while [...]

2020-06-29T11:00:27+10:00June 29th, 2020|

Managing member meetings in the era of social distancing

Amongst the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 is how member-based organisations can continue to hold meetings of members, both to comply with timeframes for holding Annual General Meetings (AGMs), and to ensure that those organisations that are registered charities meet ACNC Governance Standard 2 requiring charities to take reasonable steps [...]

2020-04-01T09:45:53+10:00April 1st, 2020|
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