COVID-19 Resources


8 July 2020

Harmers Workplace Lawyers is delighted to launch the L&E Global Special Report: “COVID-19 Back to Work”. This pragmatic report answers the most frequently asked questions regarding going back to work after COVID-19 in 28 countries.

The report covers key topics such as emergency measures, state aid, health and safety measures, teleworking, managing COVID-related employee issues, cost-reduction strategies and best practices.


Harmers Workplace Lawyers (“Harmers”) is actively assisting businesses on the rapidly evolving Coronavirus COVID-19 work health and safety and workplace relations challenge. We have a dedicated Coronavirus COVID-19 taskforce which is constantly monitoring the situation and following all governmental directions and official guidance as it continues to evolve.

Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our lawyers and support staff and their families, and our valued clients. We have put into place measures to minimise face-to-face contact in our offices in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Our staff are regularly monitoring their own temperatures, using hand sanitiser and sanitising their offices. Wherever possible, we are holding telephone and video conference calls in preference to face-to-face meetings.


We continue to be available to answer your workplace relations questions, including what measures you may need to be taking during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click on the links below for details.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • Webinar Recording: In case you were unable to attend our March 11 March 2020 webinar on “The Coronavirus and Australian Business – Workplace Relations Issues”, please click here to view the recording.
  • International Reports and Advice for Employers: If you are responsible for managing staff in multiple jurisdictions, please view our international L&E Global alliance partner updates page: “Coronavirus in a Flash: Updates Special Reports and Advice for Employers”.

Most of the courts and tribunals are open for business, but most matters are being heard by phone or video conference where possible. If you are involved in any proceedings, we will advise you of any changes.

We thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our firm at this difficult time.


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