Employers order workers to stay at home after China trips

Original article by Jennifer Duke
The Age – Page: Online : 29-Jan-20

Corporate Australia has responded to the coronavirus by taking a range of measures to protect staff. UBS is among the firms that have asked employees to work from home for two weeks if they have recently visited China. This includes staff who attended the investment bank’s recent Greater China Conference or who travelled to China for the Lunar New Year. The Commonwealth Bank has advised staff to avoid all non-essential travel to China, and to Hubei province in particular.

CORPORATES
UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA

Lawyers step in to calm work worries

Original article by Katie Walsh
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 33 : 9-Oct-15

It is estimated that employees’ mental health issue cost Australian businesses about $A10bn per year in terms of lost productivity, absenteeism and claims for compensation. Alice DeBoos of law firm K&L Gates says many employers now seek advice from lawyers on how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. She notes that there has also been a sharp rise in claims for anxiety disorders, particularly in the professional services sector.

CORPORATES
K&L GATES LLP, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AUSTRALIA (INTERNATIONAL) PTY LTD, BEYOND BLUE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, HOLDING REDLICH, MAURICE BLACKBURN PTY LTD, 7-ELEVEN STORES PTY LTD