Useful Links to Support Your Firm Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

We've collated some resources that we think will be very useful to you and your firms in difficult times. If there is anything else that you need support with please don't hesitate to get in contact and we will help source more resources for you and your firm.


COVID-19 Impact Survey Report - May 2020 - Australia


We are adding more and more webinars so be sure to check in frequently to see what new topics are being added.


On Demand Learning Content Available


Return to the Office


Useful Links


New Zealand


Australian Economic Stimulus - Treasury Website

**Updated News - 9 April 2020**

Breaking news – The JobKeeper legislation: What it does and doesn’t say

Authors: Tim Capelin, Emily Setter, Professor Andrew Stewart Piper Alderman

Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020
Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020

St.George Economic Update – Tuesday 6th April 

St.George Economic Update – Tuesday 14th April

St George Economic Update - Monday 20th April

St George Economic Update - Monday 27th April

St George Economic Update - Monday 4th May

St.George Economic Update – Monday 11th May 2020

St.George Economic Update – Monday 18th May 2020

Coronavirus Government Support Package Summary

Business Readiness Checklist

Employers Obligations

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand - Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19


Copy of slides Q&A webinar held Thursday 2 April 2020

Downloadable pdf links:

Summary or benefits diagram as at 30 March 2020


Australian Taxation Office - Assistance for Business Fact Sheet

Working from Home Tax Deductions


Employment Law and Associated Resources


Employment Law Considerations


Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA  - Work From Home Template Pack

Pack includes the following templates:

  • Ergonomic Assessment Self Check
  • IT Equipment Checkout Form
  • Managing Staff Working Remotely
  • How to Work Well From Home
  • Working From Home Checklist

It's important to note that the employers liability for an employees health and safety will extend into the home environment in cases whereby the employee is working from home.

As a minimum an employer should have employees complete an Ergonomic Assessment of their working environment, ideally by completing a checklist and returning a signed copy to the employer. Employers should also request a photo of the employees’ workstation so they are can ensure reasonable compliance by the employee. It is the employers responsibility to make any necessary adjustments.

It is also worth noting that the remote (or home) working environment is likely to be an extension of the employer’s physical office space and as such any injury sustained within the home office environment could fall under the employers workers compensation insurance policy. Employers should seek advice from their insurers on this matter, amend policies to include home office environments and look to implement, where possible, specific working hours with employees to reduce their exposure.

There is an Ergonomic Assessment checklist in the link above.





Employment Hero

  • Redundancy letter templates
  • Online Webinars
  • Various other Resources

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner


Fair Work Australia - COVID-19 Advice

Legal Services Award (March 2020)

There will likely be changes to the Legal Services Award resulting from the recent changes to the Clerks - Private Sector Award (Summary & Decision).

The Fair Work Commission proposes to vary 103 modern awards as a result. FWC application details can be viewed here. A summary of the proposed changes is below.

Proposed variation to 103 modern awards - Click to view

The timesheet requirements implemented in March 2020 remain unchanged for employees working from home. That is, any employees on the Legal Services Awards must still record their hours worked and submit a timesheet each week. Their start and finish times must also be recorded. For a summary of these changes members can access a suite of documents and guidance notes


 World Health Organisation


Australian State Government Websites/Updates



Legal Resources



COVID-19 Specific Page


Supervision of RP & PLT


 WA Legal Practice Board RP & PLT


 Law Society of WA  


 Legal Practitioners Education and Admissions Council (LPEAC)  



 Law Society of SA 

PLT Guidance 

RP Guidance 


 Law Institute of Victoria  


 Queensland Law Society  


 Law Society of NSW  



Law Society of Tasmania

Firm Information



 The Law Society of the ACT  


 Law Society NT  


ALPMA Resources

Templates & Checklists

COVID-19: Return to the Office Checklist

ALPMA Guide to Online Meeting Etiquette

Pandemic Plan Template

Risk Register Template

Checklist for On Boarding an Employee into a Remote Working Environment
 Ideas for Managing Staff Remotely




Law Firms response to COVID-19
Remote Working: 8 Top Tips to implement remote working quickly and efficiently
Staying Mentally Healthy when Working from Home
Accessing super due to COVID-19 hardship by legalsuper

Online Resources

Prepare or Panic? Business Continuity Planning Essentials - On Demand Seminar


ALPMA Partner Resources






ALPMA Partner Offers


Working From Home Furniture Packages


Mondi Paper Promotion


Working From Home Equiment and Supplies


Law Firm Resources

K&L Gates - Thought Leadership

Piper Alderman COVID-19 Resource Hub

Piper Alderman Guide to COVID-19 Government initiatives to support business

Podcast: Is your business prepared for the employment law consequences of COVID-19?

Podcast: COVID-19 and Work Health and Safety Obligations

Mental Health Foundation                            Mental Health Resources

Staying Mentally Healthy when Working from Home

Top Tips for Successfully Working from Home

Beyond Blue - Looking after your Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Beyond Blue - Depression & Anxiety Checklists

Australian Psychological Society - Tips for coping with Coronavirus anxiety


Long Term Strategies For Working From Home            Working from home: Tax Deductions

Working from Home

Supporting staff working from home

WA Dept. Education. Educational Resources for Home Schooling: Kindergarten through Year 10


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