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Retail Leases Amendment Act 2019 (Vic): changes to landlord and tenant rights and obligations
Insight 21 Sep 2020

We examine the key amendments introduced by the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic); and outline steps that both landlords and tenants should take in response. ...

Social media – reinstated after pressing send to the wrong group
Insight 23 Sep 2020

The Fair Work Commission has ordered the reinstatement of an employee who was terminated for sending racist messages to a work WhatsApp group, on the grounds that his dismissal was unfair. ...

Full Bench confirms breach of critical safety procedure justified dismissal
Insight 23 Sep 2020

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWCFB) has confirmed that a breach of a critical safety procedure can be grounds for dismissal, even where there is no actual risk of injury to any person as a result of the breach. ...

Reimagining Australian cities
Insight 29 Sep 2020

Cities are always changing, but with 71% of our population now living in major cities,1 there is an increasing focus on how our cities will emerge from the pandemic and how we can provide the greatest social and economic benefits for all Australians. Hear more from our experts. ...

Franchisors – take notice!
Insight 23 Sep 2020

The Federal Court has recently confirmed the ability of the Fair Work Ombudsman to require employers to hand over documents created before vulnerable worker legislation came into force. ...

Further changes to the JobKeeper scheme
Insight 23 Sep 2020

The temporary amendments that were introduced to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) in relation to JobKeeper enabling directions will be extended until 28 March 2021, by a bill proposed by the Federal Government that has now been passed by Parliament. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: August 2020
Insight 15 Sep 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of August, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's Interim Reliability Measure. ...

COVID-19 ready reckoner
Insight

As the expiration dates for the Government's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic loom, it is hard to know what protections and relaxations remain in place for companies and their directors. We summarise the current (as at the week commencing 14 September 2020) stimuli and moratoria implemented by the Federal Government. This accompanies our webinar: Restructuring and insolvency - preparing for, and going beyond, the insolvency cliff, held on 16 September 2020. ...

Linklaters Insight: Japan Offshore Wind (3rd Edition)
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the offshore wind industry in Japan recently achieved several significant milestones. Download the latest report from our global partner, Linklaters. ...

ASIC issues hardship withdrawal relief to responsible entities
Insight 15 Sep 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASIC has provided relief reminiscent of the GFC to allow hardship withdrawals from frozen funds.  The COVID-19 version of hardship-relief goes further than its GFC predecessor in many respects. We provide an overview of the issue. ...

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