Discount the rent, you can afford it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been in the news this week after it was reported that a landlord on the Sunshine Coast would be forced to discount rent for its long-term tenants after the QCAT ruled the landlord could not demonstrate that reducing the rent would put the landlord at a financial [...]

2020-05-28T01:23:37+00:00May 28th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Discount the rent, you can afford it!

Your casual employees may not be what they seem….

On 20 May 2020, the Full Federal Court handed down a decision, which is likely to have significant impacts on those who employ casual employees. In WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84, the Court found that an employee of a labour hire business, engaged and paid as a casual employee, was in fact [...]

2020-05-26T04:21:00+00:00May 26th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Your casual employees may not be what they seem….

Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!

It would appear, at least anecdotally, there is a prevailing view that the expedited mediation service offered by the Victorian Small Business Commission (SBC) during the COVID-19 crisis is aimed at providing assistance to tenants only. This is however not the case and both tenants and landlords alike can make an application for referral of [...]

2020-05-20T23:12:37+00:00May 20th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!

Victorian Small Business Commission publishes COVID Tenancy Regulations Guidance & Mental Health Information Sheet

Following the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic), many tenants and landlords have been in the unfortunate position of trying to navigate an agreement on rental concessions against a backdrop of regulations which are, to some extent, lacking in clarity. Helpfully, the Small Business Commission (SBC) has [...]

2020-05-19T07:30:25+00:00May 19th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Victorian Small Business Commission publishes COVID Tenancy Regulations Guidance & Mental Health Information Sheet