The impact of COVID-19 on business and employment law - on-demand

Course ID ID20005_EMP1

  • Online
  • 2
  • All

This on-demand material was recorded in June 2020 and is recommended for practitioners nation-wide.  

The spread of COVID-19 has posed unique challenges to employers, employees and businesses. The JobKeeper and JobSeeker initiatives along with changes to the Fair Work Act are some of the immediate responses to the pandemic.  

A reintroduction to office life can be dangerous if mishandled. Not to mention the businesses that fail to properly plan for this risk can sometimes end up in a fragile position. 

In this on-demand recording, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The JobKeeper scheme: impact, implications and future trend.
  • Temporary changes to the Fair Work Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A COVID-19 safe workplace: employer obligations for working from home and return to work
  • Adopting a people focus: the role of meaningful consultation including modern award changes and JobKeeper
  • Creating a positive and productive workplace culture: how to manage disengaged staff
  • A crisis-tunity approach: the path to thriving not surviving COVID-19

Speakers are:

  • Brett Feltham, Partner, Gadens
  • Danny King, Principal, Danny King Legal

At the end of this on-demand course, you will earn 2 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  


Full Price $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20


Start date:

06 July 2020

End date:

30 June 2021



About This Course

Presenter biography

Brett Feltham Brett Feltham Partner, Gadens

Brett is a Partner in at Gadens with over 20 years’ experience. He is a Law Society of New South Wales accredited specialist in employment and industrial relations law. Brett provides assistance to clients in relation to employment, workplace relations, discrimination and workplace health and safety issues, from both an advisory and contentious perspective. This include assisting clients on all facets of the employment life cycle from pre-employment, through to post-employment issues.

Brett has considerable experience and expertise in relation to cross-border employment arrangements and has assisted many clients to expand both into and out of Australia. Brett is also an expert on all legal aspects of executive remuneration and employee equity and cash incentive arrangements.

Brett is regularly asked to deliver seminars and webinars to industry bodies about developments in workplace laws, and frequently holds briefings for clients on topical workplace relations, employment and safety matters. He regularly contributes to publications updating clients on workplace law developments and as a thought leader on emerging issues.

Brett is recognised by his clients for his impressive technical skills, and a strong ability to relate those skills to the commercial environment.


Danny King Danny King Principal, Danny King Legal

Danny is an employment lawyer, business owner, and active member of the legal and labour law community. Danny founded Danny King Legal in 2011, stepping away from a career in top-tier firms to go out on her own. Danny King Legal has transitioned from sole practitioner to a boutique employment law firm, nationally recognised as a leader in its field.

Danny has been listed as a recommended or leading lawyer on the Doyles Guide every year since 2015, and for 2018 and 2019 is the highest-ranked woman in Australia for Employee Representation. She was an Executive of the Year finalist in the Women in Law Awards for 2018, and is listed under the Labour and Employment Law category on

Outside of life in the firm, Danny teaches Employment Law as a part of the UNSW Law program, and a similar course for the College of Law in the Masters of Law program. She is a long-standing member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee, and is a proudly certified Mental Health First Aid Officer.



This on-demand was produced in NSW and features NSW-based practitioners. This on-demand is available to practitioners from all Australian jurisdictions.