Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

The Fair Work Commission recently made significant changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 (the Miscellaneous Award), which came into effect on 1 July 2020. It is important that all businesses review their current employment arrangements, to ensure that employees who were thought to be ‘non-award covered’ employees have not been caught in the wider net now cast [...]

2020-11-30T05:04:02+00:00November 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

Beware! Rise in dodgy insolvency providers ahead of surge in personal and corporate insolvencies

The personal insolvency regulator, the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) has recently issued a warning around dodgy insolvency providers. It is anticipated that there will be a wave of business failures when the temporary insolvency relief measures come to an end at the end of this year. It is therefore a major concern of AFSA [...]

2020-11-25T23:22:37+00:00November 25th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Beware! Rise in dodgy insolvency providers ahead of surge in personal and corporate insolvencies

Virtual Meetings & e-Signing: Bringing the Corporations Act into the 21st Century

Australian businesses have no-doubt benefited from the convenience afforded by temporary changes to the Corporations Act allowing virtual meetings and e-signing of documents during the pandemic. Unfortunately, these temporary measures are set to expire in March 2021 (unless they are extended). A recent submission to Treasury by the Governance Institute of Australian (GIA) has argued that [...]

2020-11-25T23:22:45+00:00November 5th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Virtual Meetings & e-Signing: Bringing the Corporations Act into the 21st Century