High Court delivers win for employers on casual employment

In a landmark decision with major consequences, the High Court of Australia unanimously reversed a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court on 4 August 2021(WorkPac Pty Ltd v. Rossato & ors [2021] HCA 23) (see earlier a...

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Boost to COVID-19 Financial Support for Businesses and Individuals as Lockdown continues in NSW

As Greater Sydney prepares for an extended lockdown until 28 August 2021, welcomed boosts to the COVID-19 financial subsidies offer some reprieve to struggling businesses and individuals. Boost to JobSaver Program Weekly pay...

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Has COVID Impacted Your Business – Recent court ruling allows for Business Interruption Insurance Claims

In November 2020, the NSW Supreme Court of Appeal determined that insurers could not deny business interruption insurance claims based on an exclusion clause in certain policies that made specific reference to a repealed Quarantin...

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Debunking Stand Down Provisions during COVID-19

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has introduced unprecedented challenges to businesses and the livelihoods of many. As many states are plunged into further lockdowns, forcing many businesses to suspend their services, em...

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After the Warrnambool case, proceed with … fairness

Our earlier article on the Supreme Court judgment that ordered the reinstatement of Warrnambool's CEO after he was dismissed by a majority of Councillors has generated a lot of comments and questions, especially after our Managing...

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Does your business need to increase employee remuneration from 1 July 2021? Planning for Superannuation Guarantee Increase

Planning for Superannuation Guarantee Increase On 1 July 2021 minimum superannuation guarantee contributions (SGC) is set to increase from 9.5% to 10%. The SGC will increase in increments of 0.5% until 2025. Employers should b...

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