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$100k fines for worker-permit breaches apply within hours

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Issue/challenge/risk
Employers that issue "worker permits" to employees capable of working from home, or without implementing a COVID Safe Plan, could be fined $100,000 under pandemic restrictions commencing in Victoria tonight. Meanwhile, NSW has established a permit system for workers entering the State from Victoria, and Queensland has closed its border to NSW, with exemptions for essential workers.

COVID restrictions include strict PPE rules; Doctors warn of remote-work fatigue

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
Employers have been warned they bear the onus of ensuring their sites comply with the new COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, which include stringent PPE requirements and workforce caps in many cases, while doctors have warned of the consequences of never "switching off" while working from home during the pandemic.




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