Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations

Posted on November 2, 2020Categories BlogTags , ,   Leave a comment on Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations

Now that the festive season is upon us, some businesses may decide to ‘close down’ some or all of their operations over this traditionally quieter period of the year. There are some important factors that a business needs to be aware of when looking to close down over this period.   Can I direct my employees to take leave? An employer can direct an award or enterprise agreement covered employee to take annual leave during a close down period if … Continue reading “Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations”

JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?

Posted on October 5, 2020Categories BlogTags , , ,   Leave a comment on JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?

On 21 July 2020, the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper scheme, due to end on 27 September 2020, would be extended through to 28 March 2021 (JobKeeper 2.0). The extension was accompanied by a new set of JobKeeper rules involving tiered payments and a range of amendments to the eligibility criteria. Companies looking to claim JobKeeper from 28 September 2020 will have to re-qualify in order to be eligible. Businesses that qualified and received JobKeeper in phase 1 but no … Continue reading “JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?”

Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

Posted on June 23, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

On June 27 2020, Western Australia (WA) will move into phase 4 of the WA Government’s Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19. WA has been fortunate in that community transmissions have, at present, been limited. This has seen further restrictions eased across the state allowing many businesses to get back to a sense of normality. Currently phase 3 is in place which includes a number of eased restrictions to large gatherings and additional businesses permitted to reopen. Phase 4 aims to … Continue reading “Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations”