The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced that the minimum wage will be increasing by 1.75% and will apply to all Modern Awards. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be $753.80 or $19.84 per hour (an hourly increase of 35 cents). In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, t...

June 11, 2020

We understand that consulting a lawyer for legal support can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you’ve never had to do so before. And it can be hard to navigate the process, to ensure you are getting the best value from your experience and will reach the desired o...

May 28, 2020

Wills are vital to ensure that all your affairs are appropriately managed, and all your wishes are upheld. However, while establishing a Will is important, it’s not a ‘set and forget’, it is equally as important to ensure your Will is maintained. Updating these documen...

May 26, 2020

Recently, the President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) released a statement regarding the FWC’s JobKeeper response to COVID-19. This article aims to highlight the key changes that might impact your workplace.

JobKeeper Enabling Directions

The Fair Work Act was tempora...

April 24, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. With a rise in Family Law and domestic violence cases as our out of home movements and activities become more restricted and strain on our mental and economic well-being increases, understanding the changes being made in Australia...

April 7, 2020

Changes to the Fair Work Act  - 7 April 2020

On 7 April 2020, the Attorney-General Christian Porter announced a Government draft outlining three temporary key changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FWA) to adapt to the current situation regarding COVID-19....

March 31, 2020

Did you know that up to 97% of court matters are resolved through a mediated settlement? So why not avoid the litigation process and mediate? 

In light of Sunday night's announcements from the Prime Minister, the uncertainty that now stands for commercial landlords and...

March 27, 2020

During difficult times and events – like the recent bushfires or coronavirus pandemic – you may find it difficult to continue to employ your team, as external events force you to make tough decisions.

As I write this, Virgin Australia has just announced it is ‘standing...

March 20, 2020

Whilst the health and safety of all those around us is the most important consideration during these uncertain times, many of you may also be experiencing worry over your employment status, or your responsibilities as an employer, and where you stand legally on this.

On...

March 20, 2020

There are now more than 245,660 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, with 756 cases in Australia as of today, Friday, March 20th, 2020.

Employers in Australia and all over the world, are being advised by State and Federal governments to take necessary pr...

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