On 29 April 2020 Elizabeth Devine presented a webinar for Legalwise Seminars on the topic of ‘COVID-19 Response: Changes to the Fair Work Act and Modern Awards’. In the weeks following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic on 11 March 2020, Australian employers and their advisers were confronted by the fact that our employment laws were not prepared for a pandemic. In response to this challenge, State and Federal Governments and Opposition, unions and employer associations and others worked hard to make changes to the law in an effort to save jobs and ensure that workers were protected from exploitation. Elizabeth’s presentation provided an overview of the broader employment law framework in which the recent changes to the law operate, a summary of the temporary changes to the majority of modern awards and the Fair Work Act 2009 and an extensive question and answer section.