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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New Customs legislation to change the effect of recent Australian cases – However, we still need to learn French

Over the past few years, Customs has had some major, and at times, surprising losses in Australian Courts and Tribunals (including one case where wheelie bins were classified as vehicles!).  The most high profile loss concerned t...

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Inherent requirements termination upheld by Full Bench

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently handed down a significant decision which is of particular relevance for employers who have statutory child safety obligations because their staff work with children. Handed do...

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Paper necessity or data vulnerability?

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that over 186,000 people were affected by a phishing attack on Service NSW back in March 2020 and has suggested that a large amount of the personal information that was obtained was in the form of...

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