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JobKeeper Fair Work Flexibility Rules 2.0

The current JobKeeper flexibility rules under the Fair Work Act 2009 allow eligible employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme to issue enabling directions and make enabling requests to eligible employees, including to stand them down, reduce their hours of work, perform other duties, change location of work, take annual leave and work at different…

A parent’s continuing obligation to financially support their adult child: when does it end? 

By Natalie Lewis, Solicitor, and Paul Watkins, Principal The recent family provision case of Joss v Joss [2020] VSC 424 illustrates that, in certain circumstances, a parent’s sustained financial support of an adult child may found an order for further provision under Part IV of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) (‘the Act’) even…

Trade Marks: Even the Big can Fall

By Louise Wolf, Senior Associate In a David versus Goliath type battle, McDonalds lost its rights to the registered trade mark for Big Mac.  After being registered since 1996, the registration for Big Mac was revoked in January 2019 by the European Union Trade Mark Office.  What went so wrong?  What does this mean for…

Working from home and domestic violence in COVID-19

21 Aug 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal In March 2020, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the case of Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer v Hill [2020] NSWCA 54 (‘Hill’s case’).  In this case a woman was killed by her defacto husband while she was working at home in the family business. The…