202003.24
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COVID-19 – General Legal Advice

We understand that many of our clients are facing unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this email is to provide some general guidance to our clients on the key issues that they might face. Australian Consumer Law If you are a supplier of goods or services, you must continue to…

202003.24
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COVID-19 Employment Law Update

We understand that employers are facing unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this pulbication is to provide some general guidance to employers on the key issues that they might face. Do I still need to pay staff if we shut down temporarily? If your employment contract, modern award or enterprise…

202003.24
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Unfair Dismissal Claims & Casual Employees

An employer is entitled to end an employment relationship with an employee but this entitlement is subject to certain provisions, some of which are discussed in this article below. Protection from Unfair Dismissal Part 3-2 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FWA) contains provisions for the unfair dismissal of an employee. Pursuant to s…

202003.24
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Employee’s Leave Entitlements & Flexible Working Arrangements

COVID-19 or Coronavirus has had a tremendous impact on the global economy and the employment sector in particular. In the present circumstances, it is important that the employers and the employees are aware of their workplace rights and obligations. Enforcement of Safety Measures The employers should keep up to date on any guidelines issued by…

202003.24
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Changes to Employment Terms

Any employer who wants to make changes to the terms of the employment contract between the employer and the employee, including changes to the working hours, must ensure that they comply with the relevant laws first and do not breach any of their obligations under their employment contract, and the relevant award or enterprise agreement….

202003.24
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Types of Employment Relationships and the Relevant Entitlements

It is important for an employer, as well as an employee, to understand their employment relationship to ascertain their rights, obligations and entitlements. The different types of employees and the entitlements available to them are discussed below in this article. There are different definitions for employers and employees in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)…

202003.23
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Statutory demands and how you can utilise them to recover a debt

Statutory demands are one of the options available to creditors to recover any outstanding money they are owed. If you are faced with a situation where a company has failed to pay you for your goods and/or services, you may be able to rely on a statutory demand to recover the debt. What is a…

202003.23
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Winding Up Applications

Winding up refers to the process of dissolving a company by selling its stock and assets in order to pay off creditors. Usually, a liquidator is appointed to manage the winding up process. A creditor is entitled to apply to the court to wind up the debtor company under section 459P of the Corporations Act…

202003.23
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Responding to a Statutory Demand (and the COVID-19 temporary changes)

A statutory demand is a document issued by a creditor that allows a creditor to demand payment from a debtor company. If you have been served with a statutory demand, it is crucial you act quickly as you only have 21 days to respond (subject to COVID-19 temporary changes specified below) You have two options…

202001.20
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Cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis

In February 2016, Australia legalised medicinal cannabis. The regulation of production and cultivation of cannabis is the responsibility of the Australian Government. The cultivation of medicinal cannabis includes all the steps that are taken until the cannabis plant is harvested. Cultivation includes all activities associated with production from the soil, including ‘preparing the soil, sowing,…