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    Franchising Update – MST Lawyers Presentation on Amendments to Franchising Code

    22 Jun 2021

    In early June the Federal Government released regulations making substantial changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct.

    Upcoming Changes to Superannuation

    Author:  Jennifer Sung, Lawyer On 1 July 2021, the superannuation guarantee rate will increase from 9.5% to 10%. This is part of the previously legislated staged increases to the superannuation guarantee which has been maintained by the Federal Government in its 2021 Federal Budget. If an employee’s employment contract specifies a total remuneration package or…

    The Fair Work Commission announces a 2.5% minimum wage increase for FY21/22

    Authors:  Chao Ni, Principal & James Sanders, Senior Associate The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 16 June 2021 announced a 2.5% increase to the National Minimum Wage. The decision lifts the national weekly minimum wage from $19.84 per hour ($753.80 per week) to $20.33 per hour ($772.60 per week). Modern awards will…


    A large number of businesses rely on their Business Interruption (BI) policy to safeguard themselves from financial losses caused due to interruption to the trading. Coverage is provided in a number of different circumstances, including contagious diseases. On the other hand, insurance companies do not want to extend coverage for interruption caused due to pandemics.