Due to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, 2020 has seen an array of legislative interventions to protect businesses to trade through the crisis. One of the more significant changes was the extension of the time frame for companies to respond to their creditor’s statutory demands. Statutory Demands Breakdown In ‘normal’ times a creditor’s statutory demand…

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Employers are now gradually winding down their operations in preparation for a (well-deserved) Christmas break. The break gives employers and employees an opportunity to reflect on the year. For some employers, they may encounter a situation where their employees, after reflecting on their employment over the break, decide to look for ‘greener pastures’. Illness might…

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The post pandemic landscape has meant a number of challenges for Employers and HR.  As an Employment Lawyer human resources department ask for assistance on a range of matters. Here are some quick wins for HR for 2021. Tip 1 – Performance Management Training Some companies have seen a spike in productivity and others have…

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Employees getting second jobs. As Employment Lawyers we have been asked to advise on this issue which has now come before the Fair Work Commission. In order to adjust to COVID-19, many employers have required employees to work reduced hours. Positions which have previously been full-time have been varied to part-time, or even casual. Some…

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Unfair Dismissal cases have increased this year. Numerous issues have prevailed and as Employment Lawyers we have had to deal with difficult and unique challenges for employers. Cleaning companies have had mixed success during COVID-19 – some companies have been busier than ever.  Others have struggled to continue their contracts. Many have unfortunately been in…

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