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NSW Court considers COVID-19 impact on lease termination

Labour & Employment

NSW Court considers COVID-19 impact on lease termination

This article was written by Carl Black, Kaday Conteh and Mitchell Blott.The NSW Supreme Court has recently cast light on the approach to a tenant’s application for relief...

21 August 2020

Standing Committee supports WA’s WHS Bill

This article was written by Nicholas Beech and Darcy Harwood.On 11 August 2020, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) (WHS Bill), received positive endorsement by the Standing Committee...

14 August 2020

Order restored: High Court focuses on context and intention in Mondelez appeal

Today, a majority of the High Court has set aside the decision of the full Federal Court in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2019] FCFCA...

13 August 2020

Victorian COVID-19 Employer Notification Requirements

Under new regulations made in Victoria, employers and self-employed persons are guilty of a criminal offence if they fail to immediately notify WorkSafe of any employees, independent contractors...

31 July 2020

Practical tips for Productivity Monitoring Software

With flexible working arrangements are on the uptick, some businesses are installing software on employees’ computers to monitor productivity. Organisations considering implementation of productivity monitoring software understands...

17 July 2020

NEXT: Rising heat in the Boardroom: Directors’ duties in the face of climate risks

Australian companies are under increasing pressure to recognise, manage and disclose climate risks as major natural disasters are seeing public and shareholder expectations grow fast.

24 June 2020

NEXT: Industrial Manslaughter

Alignment on penalties hides major differences between laws states and territories are passing. Industrial manslaughter offences are outcome-based offences, triggered by an event – a workplace death.

24 June 2020

NEXT: Coronavirus, cancellations and contracts

Closing for public benefit may not get businesses out of contractual obligations. Negotiating to keep them alive may be to our long-term benefit.

24 June 2020

NEXT: Prohibition on work health and safety insurance

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) introduced into the NSW parliament last year makes it an offence for a person to enter into, provide,...

24 June 2020

NEXT: The Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 – what should you be telling the Board?

As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, the Victorian Government has delayed the implementation of The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (the new Act). The EPA reform unit...

24 June 2020

Criminalising Underpayments: Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020

On 16 June 2020, the Victorian Parliament passed the Wage Theft Bill 2020 (Vic) (Act), making Victoria the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce such a model. There are...

22 June 2020

Fintech start-ups in the wake of COVID-19

High growth start-ups are dealing with numerous issues in the wake of COVID-19. In addition to the disruption of their business models, start-ups are having to think through...

11 June 2020

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