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COVID-19: Resources for Businesses (2021 Update)

COVID-19: Resources for Businesses (2021 Update)

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of legal issues for businesses. Browse our dedicated resources page for documents, guides and business updates.

23rd July 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has left businesses with many questions and also hard choices to make. New announcements everyday mean that it can be hard to know what to do next, and further, how to plan for the coming months. Here we’ve provided a list of free resources, covering areas such as workplace policies, employment and Government responses.

Lockdown Resources Guide (2021)

In response to the rising concerns of businesses impacted by the new outbreak of COVID-19 across Australia we’ve devised some resources to answer your common questions.

Employee Working Arrangements

Employees and Vaccinations

Leasing Considerations

Debt Considerations

Remote Work Considerations

Lawpath legal documents

Customise and download our legal documents that can help your business in the current climate – your first document is also free.

Our free eSignature tool will also allow you to sign these documents online and send them to others for signing. You can also upload your own PDF documents to be eSigned for free.

Webinars

We’ve been running a series of webinars which cover COVID-19 and the issues businesses are facing. In these webinars, lawyer Damin Murdock explains some of the key legal issues and also explores what options are available. You can check them out at these links:

You can access the slides from our webinar on 2 April 2020 by following this link. The slides from the webinar on 9 April 2020 are available here. To access the slides from our 21 July 2021 webinar click this link.

Businesses generally

Other useful resources

In response to the first lockdown in 2020 we compiled these resources across a myriad of business areas. These resources have stood the test of time and will provide you with general information to help answer some of your questions around complex legal processes.

General

Work arrangements & tax

Terminating or standing down employees

Leave entitlements

Legal and justice issues

Consumer rights

Consumers rights still apply in the current climate. It’s important in any event that businesses still comply with their obligations under the ACCC. Find out what you’re entitled to and also when businesses can refuse to give you a refund.

Legislative changes

A raft of new laws have come into effect since the outbreak of COVID-19. We will aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible, however these policies are constantly changing. Mostly geared towards businesses, these changes aim to help business owners stay afloat during this time.

Federal Government

For more information on how the Government can help you, visit the Government’s Coronavirus hub at www.australia.gov.au.

COVID-19 Business Support Eligibility Tool

We’ve created a tool that will help determine whether your business is likely to be eligible for the NSW government’s COVID-19 support grant. All you have to do is answer a short set of simplified questions and we’ll put you in touch with our accounting partners.

COVID-19 NSW Business Support Eligibility Tool

Take the test and find out whether your business may be eligible now.

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Finally

We’re to help businesses navigate the legal side of things, in any circumstance. Whatever position you’re in – if you’ve been forced to shutdown or need to alter how your business operates, being as organised as you can be is key. If you have further questions relating to new Government rules, it may be worth getting in touch with a business lawyer.

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Jackie Olling

Jackie is the Content Manager at Lawpath and manages the content team. She has a Law/Arts (Politics) degree from Macquarie University and is a solicitor in NSW. She's interested in how technology can help shape the future legal landscape.