‘The Hard Choices’ Webinar – 14 April 2020

If you missed our recent ‘Hard Choices’ Webinar please find a link to the presentation below. The Webinar provides a summary and analysis of the JobKeeper program with clear and succinct guidance on what this legislation means for businesses and how the program will operate. How can we help? Our expert Employment Law team can … Read more ‘The Hard Choices’ Webinar – 14 April 2020

The JobKeeper Payment Explained

On 8 April 2020, the Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package 2020 which authorised the introduction of the widely publicised “JobKeeper payment” for eligible employees. The JobKeeper payment is a wage supplement of $1,500.00 per fortnight (subject to PAYG tax) that is being introduced by the Federal Government to eligible businesses for eligible … Read more The JobKeeper Payment Explained

Industrial Manslaughter – A Bridge Too Far For New South Wales

Recently proposed safety legislation in NSW indicates that industrial manslaughter is simply a bridge too far for our state Government. The introduction and passing by the Legislative Assembly of the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Bill 2020 clearly indicates that we have baulked at this level of regulation in our state. This is despite … Read more Industrial Manslaughter – A Bridge Too Far For New South Wales

Wage Theft- ‘Orgy of Greed’​ or Mass Hysteria?

Recent high profile investigations, significant media coverage and union/ACTU campaigns on what has been labelled as “wage theft” and a business “orgy of greed”[1] have certainly highlighted for Australian employers their ongoing need to comply with the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standard and industry modern awards, but is the problem as large as proponents say? Unions argue that recalcitrant … Read more Wage Theft- ‘Orgy of Greed’​ or Mass Hysteria?