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….

Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

In pre-Covid-19, ordinary times, I’d become accustomed to having the following types of exchanges with clients: Me: Your terms and conditions document is looking a little tired, how about we give it an update? Client: I know we need to, but there’s so much going on, it’s just not a priority right now. Me: Those [...]

2020-05-12T04:18:29+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Employment Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

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