Job if you do, no job if you don’t15 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The topic of mandatory vaccination has become prominent in recent times due to COVID-19. As a result, the question of an employer’s ability to require employees to be vaccinated has been asked more frequently than ever before. So, can an employer make an employee get a vaccination?
Mental health and working from home during the pandemic30 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
As several states and territories enter lock down again, the blurring of the boundaries between work and personal life has become the norm in our current pandemic reality. While WFH arrangements are become increasingly necessary to minimising and responding to the transmission of COVID-19, this can...
Property Insurance Update – Second Australian COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case25 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
On 24 February 2021, proceedings were commenced in the Federal Court of Australia to examine further issues with respect to COVID-19 and the coverage of business interruption policies in Australia. The Insurance Council of Australia’s media release...
UK Supreme Court appeal decision on COVID-19 business interruption cover4 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the High Court which largely found in favour of policyholders in respect of business interruption coverage for COVID-19 claims. The Court also determined that the Orient Express Hotels...
Full Federal Court Comments on Operation of Exclusion Clause to Victorian Lockdown Losses3 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In Issue The applicant claimed indemnity from the respondent insurer for losses resulting from COVID-19 lockdowns in Victoria. The question posed to the Full Court of the Federal Court concerned the proper construction of an exclusion clause in...
Episode 17: COVID, mental health and the rise of telehealth with Dr Erika Penney14 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s the importance of having the necessary infrastructure in place to allow us the ability to pick up the phone and get the health and medical assistance we require. This includes mental health support....