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1309, 2020

Like buying a 1999 Saab convertible: The importance of understanding the commercial lease obligations when buying a bargain business

By |September 13th, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Like buying a 1999 Saab convertible: The importance of understanding the commercial lease obligations when buying a bargain business

Like in other times of economic turmoil, bargain businesses are now increasingly on the market. However, just like buying an old car, sometimes the alluringly low upfront price of a business obscures the painful reality [...]

1009, 2020

Beware the new laws tackling Phoenix activity

By |September 10th, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Beware the new laws tackling Phoenix activity

Illegal Phoenix activity is when a new company is created to continue the business of an existing company that has deliberately liquidated to avoid paying outstanding debts, including creditors, taxes and employee entitlements. Throughout February [...]

709, 2020

A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios

By |September 7th, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios

With Victoria currently in the middle of Stage 4 restrictions, with impending announcements to be made in the next few weeks concerning the lifting of restrictions (hopefully!), it’s a good time to revisit some of [...]

309, 2020

Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act (FWA)

By |September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act (FWA)

Legislation was passed on 1 September 2020 to extend the JobKeeper scheme until 28 March 2021. Accordingly, the JobKeeper provisions in the FWA were also extended, with some changes. The extended provisions take effect from [...]

109, 2020

Can you request your JobKeeper employees to work more hours?

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can you request your JobKeeper employees to work more hours?

Yes. But the request must be considered ‘reasonable’. If an employer requests an employee to work on different days, or at different times (outside of their ‘ordinary hours’), the employee must consider the request and [...]

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