Getting Workers Back to the Workplace
Now that Australia is feeling increasingly confident with its approach to managing COVID-19, more businesses are cautiously move towards recommencing their normal operations. More employers will be asking their employeesRead More
What Legal Documents Do I Need to Freelance?
For many, freelancing can be a perfect way to live your working life on your terms. You choose your hours, clients, and location. And if times get tough and youRead More
Negotiating Your Commercial Lease During COVID-19
As the commercial impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt across most industries including the property market, knowing how to negotiate commercial leases will remain relevant for tenants and landlordsRead More
Business survival plan for COVID-19
Some considerations for placing your business on a war footing to steer through choppy waters over the next 6 to 12 months. Financial Forecasting Your business needs to prepare forRead More
Working from home legal issues
Having staff or contractors working from home or off-site isn’t new. But having an entire workforce operating remotely is unprecedented at the scale we are currently experiencing it. The worldRead More
COVID-19 and Employees on Visas
If your business engages employees on sponsored visas, how best to manage them in this uncertain time? We would first recommend clearly identifying all employees who hold temporary visas –Read More
Force Majeure in the Time of COVID-19
The fear and pressure that the Coronavirus is placing on Australian business is immense. In addition to the medical threat, many businesses are looking at how their operations can continue,Read More
If my workplace shuts down can I be stood down without pay?
Where a closure of a business is unavoidable and reasonably outside of the employer’s control, then a business may lawfully stand down employees during the closure period. Before commencing aRead More