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Thinking| 24 Mar 2020
The indefinite suspension of ‘non-essential’ services and gatherings in response to the COVID-19 crisis has given rise to many legal questions for employers. One key question is: 'If my business cannot operate, can staff be stood down?'
Thinking| 17 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is set to weigh heavily on the Australian economy. The OECD’S Interim Economic Outlook for March has confirmed that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe. Workplaces are being forced to contain ...
Thinking| 12 Mar 2020
On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, and the emergency has continued to escalate.
Thinking| 06 Feb 2020
From 4 February 2020, 30 modern awards have been updated following the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) four-yearly review of all modern awards. This includes the Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2010, the Car Parking Award 2010 and the State Government Agencies Award 2010. If you ...
Thinking| 11 Dec 2019
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its regulatory guide to Australia’s new whistleblower laws. ASIC’s guide is intended to assist employers establish whistleblower policies that comply with their obligations under the new whistleblower regime. The guide ...