Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and WorkCover risk

Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and Workcover risk Working from home is not a new phenomenon.  However, in the past couple of months as a result of COVID-19,...
23 September, 2020

Attention Landlords and Tenants: first Supreme Court case “steps out” on COVID-19 legislative scheme

The NSW Supreme Court has been the first Supreme Court in Australia to consider the implication of the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct: SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 (Code) and the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation...
18 September, 2020

Five Minutes with… Kevin Biles of VirtuGrp

Helping telecommunication and utility facility owners to gain 3D visibility of their physical assets from their desktop; while working alongside teams delivering Private LTE networks for large Global enterprise customers and creating solutions for the effects increases in electric car...
17 September, 2020

Capital gains distributed to non residents by non fixed trusts – you’ve got a problem

Many people thought that a non resident who derives a capital gain in respect of Australian assets will not be subject to Australian tax unless the assets concerned real property.  In two recent cases, the Federal Court has held that...
14 September, 2020

Listen: Defamation and Social Media Webinar

As part of our Corporate Alliance Partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), we were delighted to host our popular ‘Defamation and Social Media’ webinar this week. Madgwicks Special Counsel Catherine Ballantyne and Barrister Justin Castelan delved into how defamation laws apply...
11 September, 2020

Comment – Employers slipping through the cracks in the Retail and Hospitality Sectors in Victoria

The projected date for the reopening of the retail and hospitality sectors of 26 October 2020 (subject to case numbers being an average of 5 new daily cases in the preceding 14 days and public health advice) under the Roadmap...
9 September, 2020

Extended Stand Down Powers Under JobKeeper 2.0

Further to our JobKeeper 2.0 update, the new Part 6-4C of the Fair Work Act has been extended to operate until 28 March 2021. This temporary provision authorizes employers who continue to be eligible for JobKeeper to exercise more flexible powers to...
7 September, 2020

Coronavirus and the Law Resources Hub

Welcome COVID-19 has upended life for businesses across Australia and the world and we enter a period of uncertainty littered with unknowns. Yet in these uncertain times, one thing is certain. We’re here to help in any way we can....
6 September, 2020

Zooming into Court: Hints and Tips for appearing in virtual hearings

Have you been asked to appear in a virtual hearing? Regardless of whether this is your first or 100th time appearing in court, it is safe to say appearing in a court whilst in a global pandemic will be a...
26 August, 2020