Casual employees on the JobKeeper scheme refusing to work – is this allowed?

As many would be aware, eligible employers to the JobKeeper scheme are required to pay eligible employees $1,500.00 gross, or the amount payable to the employee for the performance of work (whichever is greater). However, the requirements for the JobKeeper scheme do not actually require the employee to perform any work in the period paid. [...]

2020-06-02T22:59:20+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Casual employees on the JobKeeper scheme refusing to work – is this allowed?

Returning to the workplace post-lockdown: Are you prepared?

Now that lock-down restrictions are starting to lift around the country, many companies will be considering re-opening, or returning to their usual workplace arrangements prior to the pandemic. For example, on 1 June 2020 many businesses in the hospitality industry in Victoria reopened their doors to ‘dine-in’ patrons. Businesses that operate in office environments will [...]

2020-06-04T02:07:09+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Returning to the workplace post-lockdown: Are you prepared?

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….

Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced further financial assistance to businesses affected by COVID-19, by way of a new Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment. This payment is a wage subsidy, to be paid to businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not-for-profits and charities, who have experienced a loss of at least 30% of their turnover [...]

2020-05-12T04:19:01+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know