Covid-19 – Challenges facing professionals

Covid-19 is generating all kinds of challenges for those in work and for those who find themselves out of work. These are all challenges that Professionals Australia is experienced in assisting and advising our members. We have collected here our knowledge and experience to help you navigate these difficult times. This will be updated with relevant information when legislation or other factors change.

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Restructure – My workplace is going through a restructure – what do I need to be aware of?

End of employment – what should I do if I’ve been made redundant?

Place of work – what should I be aware of if I’m working from home?

JobKeeper - I'm on JobKeeper – how can you help me?

Stand down - I’m not on JobKeeper – can my employer stand me down without pay?

Leave entitlements – can my employer direct me to take annual leave?

Cuts to hours - can my employer ask me or make me reduce my hours?

Leave entitlements – what are my options for leave during COVID-19?

Cuts to pay – can my employer ask me or make me reduce my salary?

Bankruptcy – can I seek unpaid entitlements/wages if my employer goes bankrupt?

Discrimination – What can I do if my employer is discriminating against me because of COVID-19?

End of employment – how much notice should be given?

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I'm not working for the first time in years. How do I get my resume updated so I begin my jobsearch?

I need to brush up on my interview skills – how can you help?

How do I start my job hunt?

Struggling to find work experience in the current COVID-19 environment?

How do I stay in touch with other professionals?

How do I get started if I want to transition to consulting or contracting?

I'm a recent graduate – should I consider consulting?

Will I need Professional Indemnity insurance?

Can you help me put together a contract for service if I'm going to try out consulting?

I am supposed to start my new job soon – can my prospective employer defer my start date?

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How do I survive COVID-19 financially?

What's the situation with residential lending during COVID-19

How can I best prepare for the unexpected?

Should I access my superannuation early?

What government assistance is available? (see also information on JobKeeper under Issues at Work)

What if I don’t qualify for government assistance?

What happens if I can't make my mortgage repayments?

What are my options if I'm renting?

What if I'm running a business – what help is available?

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What are the main economic impacts of COVID-19 and what does that mean to me?

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What are the gendered employment impacts of COVID-19?

How will the pandemic impact the gender pay gap in STEM?

How is the pandemic likely to impact the gender superannuation gap?

What are the aims of Professionals Australia’s gender and diversity work in STEM in the current environment?

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External Resources



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Official medical advice and information on treatment.

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ACTU

Stay up-to-date with the changing workplace situation

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SERVICES AUSTRALIA

Further information on payment and services

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