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Contractual Obligations & COVID-19

Force Majeure – Frustration – Termination For our valued clients, colleagues and friends, I have put together a brief summary of your exposure in this COVID-19 landscape. It is expected that in the near future you, your customers and or your suppliers will...

New Commercial Leasing Code – Covid-19

COVID-19 // APRIL 2020 // COMMERCIAL LEASING PRINCIPLES    On 3 April 2020, the National Cabinet agreed to a set of principles (Code) for application to commercial tenancies (including retail, office and industrial) between owners/operators/other landlords and...

Working From Home

Working from Home: Best Practice Tips With so many companies taking on board the Government’s directive to #StayHome and #StaySafe during COVID-19, the new reality impacting many employers is how to maintain the team spirit and work ethic, as well as lead and manage...

COVID-19 – Impact On Employers

COVID-19 – How Does it Impact Your Workforce and Workplace? In response to the recent pandemic, there are a number of government-driven measures (amongst more) that are being taken, which in turn affect employees and workplaces. These measures may impact on...

Unfair Dismissal Claims For Casual Employees.

A Serious Win for Casual Employees and a Warning to Employers A new decision by the Fair Work Commission has opened the door for casual employees to bring unfair dismissal claims against their employers. A casual employee at retail giant Bed Bath N’ Table, who had...

Damages Awarded For Sexual Harrassment

An unprecedented sum: $130,000 in damages awarded for sexual harassment   In 2014 Ms Rebecca Richardson successfully appealed a decision of the Federal Court of Australia and gained an additional $112,000.00 in damages for her sexual harassment claim. The Case The...

Anti-Discrimination Laws And Vegetarianism

Food for Thought Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat or fish, usually for moral, religious, or health reasons. Taking that one step further, veganism is the practice of not eating or using any animal products at all. But are these practices and the...

Employers Need To Be Vigilant

High Court Decision handed down in Comcare v Banerji The High Court of Australia has handed down its verdict in the matter of Comcare v Banerji. The case involved a Department of Immigration and Border Protection employee tweeting anonymously over 9,000 times about...