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What employers need to know: Business unUsual – Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne

By Lindy Richardson, Ross Jackson, Michael Nicolazzo, Catherine Dunlop

• 05 August 2020 • 1 min read

What's happened?

The Victorian Government has now announced the details of Stage 4 restrictions for workplaces. It is expected that workplaces in metropolitan Melbourne are closed, unless the workplace is a permitted industry as set out in the Chief Health Officer’s directions in which case the workplace can either continue to remain open, or conduct on-site work in a limited capacity. Other businesses will close for on-site work, but working from home remains permissible in all categories.

The Stage 4 restrictions will bring with them unique challenges and issues. This guide is designed to assist employers navigate through a number of those issues and provide key takeaway points.

Throughout the COVID19 pandemic, the Maddocks Employment & Workplace team has prepared a number of resources to help employers, which are referenced throughout this guide.

Business unUsual: Covid-19 and Victorian employers in Stage 4

The guide will assist employers navigate through a number of issues as a result of stage 4 restrictions.

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