November 2021

Clarity re Unvaccinated Employees Expand article
Contract article

The COVID-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act 2021 has been passed.  Royal Assent occurred today and so the Act is effective from 26 November. This is a powerful piece of legislation, passed under urgency, which provides absolute clarity around employers’ rights and obligations in respect of unvaccinated employees.

In recent weeks there has been a seismic shift in peoples’ expectations around COVID-19 in general; and vaccination status in particular.  Only a minority of employers are not going down the vaccine mandate path, which is a big turnaround from only a month ago.

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