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Last Chance to Avoid Casual Worker “Double-Dipping” Disaster

November 26, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

Leave entitlements to be challenged in the High Court after the Federal Government’s epic fail in Federal Court The High Court has granted...

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DW Fox Tucker Lawyers – COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

November 18, 2020 / Firm News

To Our Valued Clients, Colleagues and Associates, As a result of today’s announcement by the SA Government, our offices will be closed from tomorrow,...

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COVID-19: Retail and Commercial Leasing Emergency Relief Prescribed Period 2

September 30, 2020 / Property

We refer to our recent alert that was published on 9 September 2020. The rent relief provisions under the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial...

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Fee Increases for Trade Marks

September 21, 2020 / Intellectual Property

IP Australia has undertaken a review of its fees and has advised of several fee increases in relation to trade marks which will...

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COVID-19: New Rules for JobKeeper 2.0

September 17, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

On Tuesday 15 September 2020, the Federal Government registered new rules[1] to regulate the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. The new rules give effect...

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COVID-19: Retail and Commercial Leasing Emergency Relief Extension

September 9, 2020 / Property

Tenants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions have been able to receive legislative relief through the COVID-19 Emergency...

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Re-establishing Your Business During a Pandemic

June 25, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

As the various State and Federal Governments start to unwind the lockdown measures imposed to suppress the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Australia, businesses...

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COVID-19: Fair Work Commission Delays Minimum Wage Increase

June 22, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision has rejected a push from the Australian Chamber of Commerce...

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COVID-19: Companies Given the Temporary Right to E-Sign Agreements

June 9, 2020 / Corporate & Commercial

There has been a lot of uncertainty as to whether digitally executing a document satisfies the company execution requirements under section 127(1) and...

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RevenueSA Online Land Tax Portal – Responding to Land Tax Letters

May 22, 2020 / Tax

In anticipation of the new land tax provisions coming into effect on 1 July 2020, RevenueSA has been sending out letters to landowners...

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COVID-19: Modern Slavery Statement Extension Granted

May 21, 2020 / Corporate & Commercial

Entities receive a three-month extension to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (‘Act’) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government...

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COVID-19 Regulations for Commercial Tenancies

May 19, 2020 / Property

On Friday, 15 May 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases No 2) Regulations 2020 (‘Regulations’) were published. The Regulations are made under...

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State Government Announces Changes Affecting Commercial Tenancies

May 13, 2020 / Property

On 12 May 2020, the Honourable Vickie Chapman MP announced that new legislative measures would be introduced in response to the ongoing COVID-19...

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Work Health and Safety During a Pandemic: The Issue of Vaccination for Businesses

May 8, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

What role, if any, do businesses have to play if a vaccine is created for SARS-CoV-2? There has been a lot of discussion...

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Adjustments to Agricultural Sector in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020 / Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on business have been widespread and complex. In the agriculture industry the oft-quoted phrase that “everyone still...

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