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The 2021 casual employment changes – what do employers need to know?

A number of sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual workers were recently amended. If you are an employer, there are 3 key things that you need to be aware of! 1. There is now a definition of ‘casual employee’ in the Fair Work Act. Until this legislation … Continue reading

Christmas shutdown – can you force your staff to use annual leave?

It’s common for many businesses to shut down over the Christmas/New Year period, but whether you are able to direct your employees to use their leave over this period will depend on their Award. The amount of notice you must give is also Award-dependent, along with whether, and how, you … Continue reading

Covid-19 Commercial Lease Update – the National Code of Conduct

On Tuesday 7 April, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leases. As commercial and retail leasing is governed by state legislation, each state will need to make amendments to their own legislation to put the Code into law. However, tenants and landlords … Continue reading

Information Technology Agreements and the Health Sector:

Information technology and data management has become a necessary part of patient care in Australia. As health information is highly personal, privacy and protection of that information is extremely important, and your information technology agreement will need to ensure appropriate privacy and security risk management strategies are in place. Some … Continue reading

Importing and exporting for food businesses – understanding the fundamentals:

Importing: The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for the biosecurity conditions applying to imported food, and food safety. The Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) determines whether your food import: Is permitted; Is subject to import conditions; Requires supporting documentation; Requires treatment; or Needs an import permit. If … Continue reading

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