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Legal tips and tricks in the age of COVID-19

This has been a challenging few months for most businesses. Despite the chaos, you might be unaware that there are several opportunities available from a legal standpoint to help position yourself for...

FREE DOWNLOADABLE: Working from Home Checklist

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, more employees are working from home than ever.  Working from home can present OH&S risks.  As an employer, you have a legal obligation to ensure...

COVID-19: What to do with your employees?

I have been inundated in the past week with calls from many clients regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact on the business. Including relating to employees, leases, supply chain, store clo...
New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

Recruitment can be a long and challenging process, so encouraging loyal employees can be a great way to avoid the difficulties that come with staffing.  With this in mind, make sure you are aware...
Changes to the General Retail Award

Changes to the General Retail Award

Late last year, the Fair Work Commission amended the General Retail Award 2018, which applies to casual and shift workers working weekend shifts. The Commission determined to increase penalty rates f...
Do you employ casual workers

Do you employ casual workers?

From 1 October 2018, casual employees falling under specified Modern Awards have a right to request a permanent position if they have worked regular hours for at least one year, which cannot be refuse...
New bill targets underpayments by franchisees

New bill targets underpayments by franchisees

It can be tough to make ends meet when running your own business – but it is important not to cut costs at the expense of worker’s rights under Australian employment laws.  Recently, there have b...
Are your employment contracts up to scratch?

Are your employment contracts up to scratch?

After convenience store franchise 7-Eleven came under fire for “systematic wage abuse” for paying employees as little as $5/hour, they have recently appointed a former police officer to investigate th...