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Industrial relations reform bill introduced by Federal Government
Insight 11 Dec 2020

The Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 into Parliament. This omnibus Bill aims to reform five areas of industrial relations which have been the focus of the IR reform roundtables held by the Government. ...

Pandemic caused stoppage of work, says Federal Court in Qantas stand down dispute
Insight 16 Nov 2020

The Federal Court has confirmed that government restrictions on travel and quarantine measures stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic caused a stoppage of work for the purpose of stand downs initiated by Qantas and Jetstar under their enterprise agreements. ...

Federal court awards largest ever adverse action payout
Insight 16 Nov 2020

A senior employee was awarded $5.2m after he was dismissed, with the Federal Court deciding his employer took adverse action against him and hence breached his employment contract. ...

Western Australia's WHS Act to introduce industrial manslaughter laws
Insight 16 Nov 2020

Western Australia has joined the harmonised work health and safety (WHS) regime, in line with New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania. Victoria will continue to operate under a separate regime. The Work Health and Safety Act 2019 (WA) (the Act) passed through the Legislative Assembly on 3 November 2020. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC concludes stub equity consultation; FIRB amending legislation introduced; FIRB updates guidance on tax conditions; proposal to make electronic signing and virtual meetings permanent; and other corporate law developments
Insight 02 Nov 2020

ASIC concludes position on use of stub equity in control transactions; ASX extends emergency class waivers and clarifies ability to ratify use of additional placement capacity; FIRB amending legislation introduced to Parliament; FIRB updates guidance on tax conditions; ACCC to examine competition in mobile apps; Fair Work Commission extends temporary COVID-19 flexibilities in 99 modern awards; Federal Government proposes to make electronic signing and virtual meetings permanent. ...

What this means for remuneration
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Executive remuneration Last year, the Commission's examination of misconduct and senior executive remuneration contributed to a reporting season hit by public showings of shareholder dissatisfaction, with many of Australia's largest ...

Risk e-business? Managing regulatory hurdles and adapting legal strategies as you accelerate your business online
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Webinar: Risk e-business? Managing regulatory hurdles and adapting legal strategies as you accelerate your business online ...

Backpay to the future: identifying and rectifying underpayments
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Webinar: Backpay to the future: identifying and rectifying underpayments ...

Employment and Safety webinar: returning to the workplace
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Webinar: Employment and Safety: returning to the workplace. Our Employment and Safety team share practical insights into how businesses are staging the return of their workforces, including the key employment laws to be aware of and updated work health and safety duties for employers. ...

Creating high-performing teams
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Webinar: Creating high-performing teams ...

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