CCIQ Releases Flood Information Factsheets
CCIQ has today released a series of factsheets that will provide business owners and managers with essential information relating to the recovery efforts from the impacts of the current floods.
The factsheets cover key areas of:
- Business Recovery Checklist
- Directors’ liabilities where likely to be trading insolvent
- Environmental guidance for flood and cyclone affected businesses
- Managing Your Employees Following a Disaster
- Commercial Leases & Natural Disaster Issues
- Financial Considerations in Rebuilding and Re-establishing Your Business
The factsheets are available free of charge for all Queensland business at www.cciq.com.au/floods.
In addition to the factsheets, CCIQ has extended its Employer Assistance Line services to any Queensland businesses forced to temporarily close or reduce operations as a result of tropical cyclone Oswald.
CCIQ's Employer Assistance Line will provide free industrial relations advice to businesses impacted by cyclone Oswald in terms of managing their workforces appropriately and within the Fair Work Act. For those businesses that are forced to shut due to flooding, cyclone or loss of power, industrial relations provisions in Australia provide options for staff to be placed on leave.
CCIQ CEO, Stephen Tait, said, "We urge all businesses that have had to close or reduce operations as a result of Cyclone Oswald to use our Employer Assistance Line to make sure that they are fully aware of what options are available to them."
"Employers across coastal Queensland will be assessing damage, reviewing operations and cleaning up once more after a major weather event and CCIQ's Employer Assistance Line and Flood Factsheets can guide business owners through a time consuming, complex and difficult part of the rebuilding process."
Businesses can call CCIQ's Employer Assistance Line on 1300 135 822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.