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Rachel Schutze: Helping ease the pain of injured workers

A decision by the Victorian Government has recognised the challenges long term injured workers face finding work and how much of a disadvantage they are at currently competing with thousands of other workers in the time of COVID-19, writes Rachel Schutze THE ... Read more


Workers compensation: Your rights and entitlements when diagnosed with COVID-19

By Rachel Schutze, Principal Lawyer, Injury Law department, Gordon Legal If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 as a consequence of your work, you are entitled to pursue your rights and entitlements for workers compensation through the WorkCover system. Below, ... Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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