Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT
The Public Health (Emergency) Declaration 2020 ACT came into force on the 16 March 2020. Since this time, COVID-19 has caused seismic shifts to the way many ACT law firms have conducted their operations. Practices have had to swiftly cope with reduced, irregular or uncertain workflows and revenue, moving operations off-site, staff working from home (away from printers, meeting rooms, and clients), courts and tribunals offering reduced or online services, and rapid changes for electronic document signing protocols.
As the COVID-19 risk reduces in the ACT (for the time being) and restrictions continue to ease, there are a few HR questions on the minds of workplaces about how to manage staff during this phase.
The Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee has published this guide to some Frequently Asked Questions to help ACT Law Firms navigate this period.