Updates to director resignation provisions under the Corporations Act

Section 203A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (a replaceable rule) provides that a director may resign by giving written notice of the resignation to the company at its registered office. For companies with a Constitution, most ...

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COVID-19 Vaccines – Critical Questions for your Workplace

Guidance for the vaccine roll out in Australian workplaces was released by the Federal Government on 19 February 2021.  This took place via a media release from Christian Porter, Minister for Industrial Relations and updated guid...

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Federal Treasurer announces extension of measures relating to virtual AGMs and signing and sending electronic documents

The temporary COVID-19 exemptions regarding virtual AGMs and signing and sending electronic documents has been extended until 15 September 2021, Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP has announced. Importantly, the an...

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Insolvency law reforms: simplifying matters for eligible small businesses

Following the end of temporary measures to protect businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on 31 December 2020,  the new Corporations Amendment (Corporation Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020 (Cth) ("Act") and associat...

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Why assumptions should never replace good preparation

When employers and employees appear at the Fair Work Commission, they do not have the automatic right to be represented by a lawyer.  Unlike in other jurisdictions, it is assumed a party will represent themselves, unless the FWC ...

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Home office set up, or setting up the office at home?

Fair Work Commission confirms desk not required to be provided to employee working from home It has been a turbulent year for most workplaces, including managing the sudden shift to working from home arrangements. Against this ba...

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