Another lockdown, another rent relief request

Many commercial tenants who have experienced a downturn in their business due to the COVID-19 outbreak have gone through the process of requesting and securing rent relief from their landlords for the relevant period under the emergency measures legislation (being 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020). Unfortunately, following the false start which preceded the [...]

2020-07-30T23:33:33+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Another lockdown, another rent relief request

Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia?

Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia? Does your agreement cover a “dispute resolution” clause, that’s to say how any dispute between the parties should be dealt with if one arises? Why does this even matter? Well, if you have to sue if there is a relationship break down, then you may be [...]

2020-06-30T06:30:23+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia?

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….

Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding

On 24 April 2020, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) came into effect (the Legislation) following similar legislation in other states. This legislation provides for a range of measures to help Victorians cope with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. However, we are still not there yet in terms of complete clarity for [...]

2020-05-12T04:17:44+00:00April 27th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding