The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord

Doing the rounds on LinkedIn of late reveals a plethora of information, tips and tricks for tenants and landlords alike to get through the current difficult climate. These include: recommendations for tenants in requesting rent abatement or reductions; advice for landlords on realising security upon a tenant’s default, making insurance claims and vacancy minimisation strategies; [...]

2020-03-30T03:18:46+00:00March 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord

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 [...]

2020-03-02T02:50:35+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 [...]

2020-03-02T02:54:37+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 [...]

2020-02-05T06:14:44+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