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JobKeeper Package: Advice for union members from a Melbourne Employment Lawyer

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law and Carol Saunders, Union representative Last month, the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper package, which will provide financial aid to businesses and their employees during ... Read more

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Herald Sun Coronavirus Update: Rental realities in the virus age

Listen to James Higgins, Partner at Gordon Legal in Herald Sun's Coronavirus Update with Investigations Editor James Campbell here speaking about changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. ... Read more

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Workplace Lawyer helps business owners navigating COVID-19: understanding your rights

By James Naughton, Principal Lawyer, Commercial Law and Litigation The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone – including businesses. At Gordon Legal, we understand that otherwise-viable businesses will face short-term financial hardship and employment ... Read more

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JobKeeper Package: Your questions answered by a Victorian employment lawyer

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law department, Gordon Legal Many Australians have personally felt the impacts of COVID-19, as people face termination of employment or their working hours are reduced or asked to stand ... Read more

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Workers Compensation: How to deal with WorkCover and TAC claims during COVID-19

By Rachel Schutze, Principal Lawyer, Injury Law department, Gordon Legal We all appreciate the sacrifices healthcare workers and their teams are making to treat those who are unwell during the current global pandemic. This includes the essential health ... Read more

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A domestic violence lawyer’s guide to Covid-19 and families

By Kelly Leydon, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Family Law The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on families who are separated or separating, and those experiencing family violence. We understand this is a difficult time to ... Read more

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Coronavirus crime: Victorian’s could face criminal consequences in current COVID-19 climate for home dinner parties, other banned activities

By Kirstie Grigor, Head of Criminal Law, Criminal Defence department, Gordon Legal As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide, the way we live is rapidly changing. In Victoria, it seems the legal landscape is shifting almost daily. On 16 March, ... Read more

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Modern award changes 2020 due to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Fair Work Commission have recently adapted the Hospitality General Award 2010 in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. It is expected that more modern award changes will follow in the coming weeks. Our employment lawyers at Gordon Legal ... Read more

TAC Claims and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Anastasia Eleftheriou, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Injury Law department, Gordon Legal On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, the federal and state governments have placed restrictions ... Read more

Herald Sun Coronavirus Update: Your workplace rights during the crisis

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law department, Gordon Legal With many feeling uneasy about their job security in this time, Gordon Legal Employment lawyer Fiona Rothville has spoken to James Campbell on the Herald Sun ... Read more

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Employment Lawyers and Corona Virus (COVID-19)

  Gordon Legal Employment Lawyers and Coronavirus (COVID-19) The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented response from Governments across the world. At Gordon Legal, we know the changes are having a significant impact on ... Read more

Gordon Legal responds to national dust disease taskforce’s report on re-emergence of silicosis

MEDIA RELEASE Gordon Legal acknowledges the work done by the National Dust Disease Taskforce (the Taskforce) in the release of their interim advice to the Minister for Health Hon. Greg Hunt, MP – but emphasises that more must be done to effectively ... Read more

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Rachel Schutze: insurers found to be treating injured workers badly

Geelong Advertiser A new report has revealed insurers treat injured workers badly and the bad treatment happens often, writes Rachel Schutze.  LAST week the Victorian Ombudsman released its second report in three years as to the performance of ... Read more

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Ombudsman report shines light on WorkSafe failures

MEDIA RELEASE At Gordon Legal we meet with injured workers every day. They are injured while on the job and look to the Victorian WorkCover system to support them with weekly payments and medical expenses while they recover or adjust to a life forever ... Read more

Asbestos problems not consigned to the past

Geelong Advertiser Geelong has long been a significant part of the engine room of Victoria. The development of aluminium smelters, refinery and car assembly plants brought jobs and prosperity. It also brought asbestos insulation to these large sites, ... Read more

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