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economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

Managing workers’ compensation can be a challenging task, for both experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, which is why so many businesses turn to the Victorian Chamber for support.

10 June 2021

economy

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses can operate from 11.59pm tomorrow, 10 June, but will continue to advocate for a snapback to pre-lockdown restrictions. Metropolitan Melbourne will go to Regional Victoria’s current settings while Regional Victoria’s restrictions will be eased even further.

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

The State Government has today announced Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will end from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June with a further easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria.

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

A Victorian Chamber member survey has revealed that the majority of respondents think that the third round of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund package is inadequate.

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

Many proactive Victorian businesses are contacting the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing team for help building mentally healthy workplaces. One questionably inevitably arises.

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Lockdown extension intensifies the emergency for Victoria’s businesses and workers

Victoria’s business and worker emergency intensified today with news that Lockdown Four will be extended for at least another week in Metropolitan Victoria.

02 June 2021

economy

Victorian Government double-down on lockdown, financial support

The State Government has announced Lockdown 4.0 will be extended by seven days for Metropolitan Melbourne as a further $209 million in support has been put forward to support businesses.

02 June 2021

economy

Victorian businesses close once again in seven-day snap lockdown

A little over three months since Victoria’s last lockdown, businesses will once again close their doors to the public as Acting Premier James Merlino announced another ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown.

27 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

VCCI helping family businesses during time of crisis

Disputes within family businesses can be more complex and emotionally draining than those in larger companies, which is why the Victorian Chamber’s Workplace Relations team were called in.

26 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government reinstates COVIDSafe measures, restrictions

Following nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northern Melbourne, the Victorian Government has reinstated several COVIDSafe measures as health officials pinpoint the source of the new cases.

25 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Role of the workplace in addressing domestic and family violence

When discussing domestic and family violence (DFV) with our members and clients, there is clearly a consensus on the scale and urgency of this crisis confronting our homes and workplaces.

19 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC deems ‘One Employer Policy’ unlawful despite pandemic

The Fair Work Commission has reminded businesses the COVID-19 pandemic does not give employers the unilateral right to vary or amend an employee’s conditions of employment.

12 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Goal posts shift again on QR Code check in, density caps lifted

The State Government has today announced that all venues and businesses required to undertake electronic record keeping for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes must use the State Government’s QR Code system from 28 May.

07 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian businesses required to adopt Government’s QR Code system

The Victorian Government has announced that from 28 May, all Victorian businesses will be required to use the Victorian Government’s QR Code Service via the Service Victoria app.

07 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC weighs interests of a business, employee and community safety

A Cleansing Services Operator was fired after riding on the back of a moving garbage truck. With more than 40 years of experience behind him, the former employee says his dismissal was harsh.

04 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

Two of the Victorian Chamber’s experts come together to discuss how to manage a situation where an employee may be underperforming due to poor mental health and what steps can be taken.

30 April 2021


economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

10 June 2021

economy

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Lockdown extension intensifies the emergency for Victoria’s businesses and workers

02 June 2021

economy

Victorian Government double-down on lockdown, financial support

02 June 2021

economy

Victorian businesses close once again in seven-day snap lockdown

27 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

VCCI helping family businesses during time of crisis

26 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government reinstates COVIDSafe measures, restrictions

25 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Role of the workplace in addressing domestic and family violence

19 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC deems ‘One Employer Policy’ unlawful despite pandemic

12 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Goal posts shift again on QR Code check in, density caps lifted

07 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian businesses required to adopt Government’s QR Code system

07 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC weighs interests of a business, employee and community safety

04 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

30 April 2021

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