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Another Will challenge case with no winner – Re: Schlink 2020 [VSC 180] (15 April 2020)

Another Will challenge case with no winner – Re: Schlink 2020 [VSC 180] (15 April 2020) The facts The deceased was survived by his adult daughter from a prior relationship and his partner of some 20 years. The estate was relatively modest, comprising of a house worth $650,000 and a share portfolio of $120,000. The…

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…