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Time is ticking for new (and current) directors – Director Identification Numbers

What is a Director Identification Number? A Director Identification Number (DIN) is a 15-digit number that will be used to …

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Rise and fall clauses: avoid being stung by a fluctuating building materials market

The recent increase in global demand for building materials has inevitably led to price rises and unpredictable market fluctuations. For …

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Preparing for 28 september: COVID, Fair Work changes and Cowboys

Fortunately, we learned last month that 28 September was not going to be the JobKeeper cliff the government had originally …

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Sweet Victory: The high court says personal leave for chocolate factory shift workers accrues the way we always thought it did

Yesterday, employers welcomed the High Court’s decision to preserve long-standing practice regarding personal leave accruals in a significant judgement that …

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The miscellaneous award: things are different now we’re back at work

The modern awards introduced in Australia back in 2010 included a Miscellaneous Award.  There had been nothing like it before.  …

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Workpac and rossato: Regular casuals and set off

Last month’s Federal Court decision of WorkPac v Rossato is being appealed to the High Court – you would probably appeal too …

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COVID19: JopKeeper clarification and small business help on its way

We’ve been bombarded with messaging and press conferences that have at times created more questions than answers. So here is …

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COVID-19: The JobKeeper support package and changing employees’ terms of employment

COVID-19: the JobKeeper support package and changing employees’ terms of employment Major changes have been made to the Fair Work …

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COVID-19: Pandemic leave inserted into awards

The Fair Work Commission intends to urgently insert a new pandemic schedule into most modern awards.  If the proposal is …

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COVID-19 Wage subsidies and additional flexibility for employers

Finally some good news for employers has arrived.  (Everything’s relative). The Federal Government’s wage subsidy scheme will fund wage subsidies …

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COVID-19: Can you legally sign contracts electronically?

With pretty much everything moving online from meetings to coffee catch ups thanks to Coronavirus, can you validly enter into …

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COVID-19 and sending staff home: paid or unpaid?

A number of our clients are asking about when they can lawfully send employees home from work. You can do …

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