Employers can’t set off loading to stop casual employees “double dipping”

The Federal Court has confirmed that an employee engaged as a casual but where there existed a “firm advance commitment as to the duration of the employee’s employment or the days/hours the employee will work” is entitled to paid annual...
27 May, 2020

Tools down, or are they? Are Domestic Building Disputes ever really done?

Domestic Building disputes occur frequently in Victoria, as well as the rest of Australia, for many reasons whether it be due to alleged defective works or unnecessary delay. When settling such disputes, it is vital to ensure that your Terms...
20 May, 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....
18 May, 2020

Mandarin Guide: COVID-19 and commercial leases 疫情间,商业店租如何谈?澳大利亚对于商业租赁的临时法规

疫情下,很多生意都受到影响。在最近的一个月,我几乎每一天都在回答关于商业租赁的问题。问的最多的就是关于减租和提早结束租赁的问题。 The effects of COVID-19 are no doubt impacting many businesses and their profitability. In the past month, I have received enquiries on an almost daily basis regarding commercial and retail leases, particularly in relation to seeking rent relief and...
18 May, 2020

How Australia Post delays might impact you

By Chloe Taylor | Lawyer As the social distancing laws remain in effect, it is no surprise that Australians are online shopping like it’s Christmas or Black Friday. But with this increase in online purchases, comes an increase in pressure...
13 May, 2020

Valuer and Retail Leases Update: COVID-19 Leasing Regulations Update

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) have been in force for a week now. One question that is arising from landlords and tenants, is what information a tenant should provide to a landlord...
8 May, 2020

How to invest your time productively in your business whilst social distancing

By Chloe Taylor | Lawyer The Coronavirus outbreak is changing the way people live and work. Change, however, does not have to decrease your productivity and your ability to continue building your business. Take the time to consider your current...
6 May, 2020

What a relief…the regulations for rent relief under commercial and retail leases affected by COVID-19 are here: a comprehensive guide for landlords and tenants navigating COVID-19

Victorian landlords and tenants have finally received the last piece in the puzzle that is the government’s framework for relief for commercial and retail tenants. First, the National Cabinet released the Mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) that outlined guiding principles...
4 May, 2020

Madgwicks’ Property Insights Newsletter: April 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of the Madgwicks Lawyers Property Insights Newsletter! Download the full Property Insights Newsletter here. Articles include: Land Tax Relief Confirmed: The State Taxation Acts Amendments (Relief Measures) Bill has now passed, providing that the...
30 April, 2020