Fair Work Ombudsman Updates 17.8.2021

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Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to view updated information on:
Financial support
Businesses can find information on current financial support from state and territory governments at Business.gov.au – State and territory information, grants and assistance.

Workplace health and safety issues
Safe Work Australia has information about how to manage risks from COVID-19 in the workplace and COVID-19 vaccines. Find Vaccination information for your industry on its website.

Privacy rights and obligations
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has new guidance for employees and employers concerning COVID-19 vaccinations and workplaces. Information is available at:
COVID-19: Vaccinations and my privacy rights as an employee
COVID-19: Vaccinations and understanding your privacy obligations to staff

Vaccinations and the workplace
Visit the FWO website for updated information and guidance about workplace issues relating to COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. There is information on:
COVID-19 vaccinations: workplace rights and obligations
COVID-19 vaccinations: resolving workplace issues.

In some cases, employers may be able to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employers should exercise caution if they’re considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in their workplace and get their own legal advice. Employers and employees are encouraged to work together to find solutions that suit their individual needs and workplaces.

Casual employment
A reminder that employers have to give every new casual employee a Casual Employment Information Statement. Existing casual employees must also get the statement. Find out more and please continue to check our website regularly.