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  • New insolvency and restructuring measures promote small business recovery

    Posted 30 September 2020

    Around 2.4 million businesses in Australia are ‘small businesses’.  As a general observation, small businesses have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated economic...

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    Jennifer O'Farrell
  • CASE ALERT - Obtaining a Reduction in Redundancy Payments

    Posted 29 June 2020

    On 12 June 2020, HyperLife Proprietary Limited trading as Acme Preston (HyperLife) was successful in the Fair Work Commission in obtaining a reduction of four employees’ redundancy payments by almo...

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    Kaela Williams
  • Embracing the new reality when returning employees to the workplace

    Posted 11 June 2020

    Employers should be busily preparing for the return of employees to the workplace in the near future.  Employers are required to have their COVID-19 Safe Plan (Plan) finalised by 15 June 202...

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    Ekaterina Skalidis
  • Changes to the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 as a result of COVID-19

    Posted 21 May 2020

    An application to vary the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (the Resta...

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    Ekaterina Skalidis
  • Changes to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 as a result of COVID-19

    Posted 21 May 2020

    Changes have been made to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (the Hospitality Award) by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission. These variations take effect from 24 March...

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    Ekaterina Skalidis
  • Working from Home during COVID-19

    Posted 20 May 2020

    Workplace Health and Safety laws in Australia require businesses to eliminate or minimise risk to the workplace health and safety (WHS) of their employees as much as is reasonably possible.  This i...

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    Ekaterina Skalidis
  • JobKeeper – A Moving Feast

    Posted 4 May 2020

    Further changes were made to the JobKeeper payment scheme on 27 April.  The Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods until 31 May 2020.  To be eligible...

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    Kaela Williams
  • Fair Work Commission varies the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010

    Posted 4 May 2020

    On 24 April 2020 the Fair Work Commission varied the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award (General Staff Award) to provide further flexibility for employers to deal with the ...

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    Audrey Mills