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COVID-19: New Rules for JobKeeper 2.0

September 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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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COVID-19: Modern Slavery Statement Extension Granted

May 21, 2020

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

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

May 8, 2020

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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COVID-19: IT Security and Working From Home

April 24, 2020

Health and economic concerns have been priority issues during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as we settle in to a...

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COVID-19: Fair Work Commission Has New Powers to Deal With JobKeeper Disputes

April 21, 2020

As reported in our previous alert[1], JobKeeper laws, which create a six-month wage subsidy scheme, were recently passed at special sittings of the...

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COVID-19: Transactions Involving Foreign Investment

April 20, 2020

The Commonwealth Government (the Government) has announced temporary changes to the foreign investment regime to protect Australia’s national interest during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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COVID-19: Mandatory Code for Commercial Tenancies

April 17, 2020

On 7 April 2020 Scott Morrison announced a series of commercial leasing principles designed to assist commercial tenants whose businesses have been adversely...

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COVID-19: Flexibility Comes to the Fair Work Act

April 15, 2020

For JobKeeper employers who continue to operate with reduced work At special sittings last week, the Federal Parliament passed the JobKeeper laws, which...

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COVID-19: Flexibility Comes to the Clerks Modern Award

April 7, 2020

At a special sitting in late March the Fair Work Commission approved an application made by business groups and supported by the union...

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Clerks—Private Sector Award 2010: Schedule I—Award Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020

The temporary variations to the Clerks – Private Sector Modern Award 2010 are set out below in full. [Sched I inserted by PR717900 ppc...

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COVID-19: Payroll Tax and Land Tax Measures

April 6, 2020

The devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt far and wide, with many businesses having to make the difficult decision...

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COVID-19: Family Law and the Courts

April 6, 2020

Both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are adapting to the restrictions required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Liquor Licensing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020

The South Australian Government has recently announced a number of measures to support businesses as they attempt to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Managing Your Workforce in a Stand Down

April 3, 2020

What are the implications for workers performing modified duties pursuant to the Return to Work Act? A lot of business are currently faced...

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DW Fox Tucker Lawyers – COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

March 27, 2020

To Our Valued Clients, Colleagues and Associates, During this incredibly challenging time, we want to assure you that we are taking steps to...

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