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Small Business Commission releases Guidelines in relation to the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic)

Small Business Commission releases Guidelines in relation to the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) The Victorian Small Business Commission has published a FAQ guideline to assist landlords and tenants in understanding the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic)…

COVID-19 causes FWC to be inundated with various employee claims

COVID-19 causes FWC to be inundated with various employee claims Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission has seen a substantial increase to the amount of claims brought by employees. On 7 May 2020, the Fair Work Commission’s President, Justice Ross, announced the Fair Work Commission’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (click here to read…

Can an employer require an employee to download the COVIDSafe App?

Can an employer require an employee to download the COVIDSafe App? On 26 April 2020 the Australian Government launched the COVIDSafe app to assist with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in the community. Since its release more than 5.3 million Australians have downloaded the app. With the Federal, State and Territory Governments easing restrictions, and…

The importance of getting it right at every stage of the personal Insolvency process.

13 May 2020

‘Measure twice, cut once’ – The importance of getting it right at every stage of the personal insolvency process. On 29 April 2020, the Honourable Justice Lee in Metledge v Hopkins [2020] FCA 561 dismissed a petition for bankruptcy due to a defect in the bankruptcy notice. This judgment highlights the importance of getting it…