Workplace Legal Advice Program – overview

Updated 4 April 2022

The Workplace Legal Advice Program provides eligible employers and employees with independent legal advice to help deal with coronavirus-related workplace issues.

We have engaged law firms with specialist workplace experience to provide this free and confidential advice to you.

Eligible employers can get advice on issues like:

  • standing down employees from work
  • flexible work arrangements
  • options to manage their workforce
  • requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace.

Eligible employees can get advice about issues including:

  • stand downs from work
  • changes to pay, hours, duties or location of work under their employment contract
  • COVID-19 vaccination workplace problems where their employer has mandated vaccination for the employee.

For COVID-19 vaccination enquiries, you have to need help about a current workplace vaccination issue. It can’t be about a hypothetical scenario. You can’t provide health information, including COVID-19 vaccination status information, about an individual without their consent.

For more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, see: