Misclassification of Workers in the Entertainment Industry

The nature of the entertainment industry is to engage workers for short periods of time to provide their skills and expertise on a production. Generally, many employers in the film, television and theatre industry will engage their cast and crew as independent contractors for this reason. However, just because the length of a job on [...]

2020-05-12T04:20:16+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Misclassification of Workers in the Entertainment Industry

Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

As commercial lawyers, we are asked to review a variety of commercial property leases on behalf of tenants and, just as often, asked to prepare them on behalf of landlords. A common initial question among many tenant clients is: do I really need you to review this first? Of course, you’d expect the lawyer’s answer [...]

2020-05-12T04:21:00+00:00February 16th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

Changes to Annualised Salary Clauses in Modern Awards – 1 March 2020

On 1 March 2020, new annualised salary clauses will come into effect across a number of modern awards (capturing multiple industries). This follows the recent four-yearly review by the Fair Work Commission into modern awards, which largely revolved around the reliability of annualised salary arrangements (following several high-profile cases of underpayments, including Made Establishment, run [...]

2020-05-12T04:21:07+00:00February 5th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to Annualised Salary Clauses in Modern Awards – 1 March 2020