COVID-19: The Australian Government Wants Workplaces to be “Covid-Safe”, but this Doesn’t Mean Employers can Require Employees to Download the “COVIDSafe App”

    May 2020
    In an effort to safely reopen the Australian economy, the Federal Government is pushing for workplaces to become “COVID-safe” and is continuing to encourage the public to download its digital contact-tracing app. Despite this, new legislation makes it clear that employers cannot lawfully require employees to download or use the “COVIDSafe App” as a condition of their employment.