JobKeeper Update: What’s changing from 28 September 2020?

September 24th, 2020|Comments Off on JobKeeper Update: What’s changing from 28 September 2020?

By now, many businesses will be preparing for reduced JobKeeper payments which start from 28 September 2020. During the first extension period of the JobKeeper scheme, from [...]

No Signed Employment Contract: An Expensive Mistake

September 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on No Signed Employment Contract: An Expensive Mistake

A signed employment contract is often the bedrock of good risk management. For me, it’s as important as making sure I always have enough fuel in my [...]

JobKeeper 2.0: What’s changing?

September 7th, 2020|Comments Off on JobKeeper 2.0: What’s changing?

COVID-19 has proved to be a stubborn thorn in the side of Australia’s economic recovery. Thus, it has been necessary for the Federal Government to extend its [...]

JobKeeper enabling stand down: the burden of reduced hours must be fair

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on JobKeeper enabling stand down: the burden of reduced hours must be fair

The introduction of JobKeeper was accompanied by changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”) [...]

Independent Contractor Relationships: “An Area Replete With Traps For The Unwary”

August 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Independent Contractor Relationships: “An Area Replete With Traps For The Unwary”

The use of independent contractors instead of employees may seem an attractive alternative for some businesses during [...]

Jobkeeper enabling direction: you can’t treat all employees the same

July 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Jobkeeper enabling direction: you can’t treat all employees the same

Many of the new powers that employers have under the jobkeeper amendments to the Fair Work Act [...]

Exciting Announcements for WestmoreJacobs®

July 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Exciting Announcements for WestmoreJacobs®

Promotion to Associate: Katherine Stewart We are excited to announce that Katherine has received a well-deserved promotion [...]

Uncertain Times: 1.75% Staggered Wage Increase

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Uncertain Times: 1.75% Staggered Wage Increase

On 19 June 2020, the Annual Wage Review 2019-2020 decision was handed down by the Fair Work [...]

The Pitfalls of JobKeeper and COVID-19 Work Practices

May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on The Pitfalls of JobKeeper and COVID-19 Work Practices

The Pitfalls of JobKeeper and COVID-19 Work Practices The JobKeeper scheme is an ambitious lifeline to employers, [...]

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