Insights & News

2 April 2020
COVID-19 and Safety in Your Workplace
What Should you Be Doing? We all know that the possibility of COVID-19 infection is a real one. We also know that it is a workplace risk that needs to be managed by employers and Persons Conducting Businesses or Undertakings (PCBUs). The risk controls we need to...
5 March 2020
Does your Business Have a Pandemic Plan?
Six recommendations for employers dealing with the coronavirus outbreak The coronavirus outbreak is causing alarm and anxiety worldwide. It need not. However, it seems inevitable that your workplace will be affected by the virus at some point, either directly or...
2 March 2020
The Trials of Probationary Periods
There’s a week to go on a probationary period and concerns get raised for the first time that someone might not be right for the role…. Sound familiar? The NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has sounded a warning for the NSW public sector to assess the conduct...
11 February 2020
Looking Ahead – 2020 Insight
By Christa Lenard, partner, Les Maroun, associate & Natasha Elster, paralegal The New Year is behind us and business is back in full swing. Our difficult and heart wrenching summer saw many businesses and employees impacted and with new threats to the economy and...
23 January 2020
Modern Award Annualised Salaries – Are you ready for 1 March 2020?
By Lucy Shanahan, partner From 1 March 2020, changed annualised salary provisions in 22 modern awards will apply.  The new provisions impose greater obligations on employers who rely on award based annualised salaries to satisfy award entitlements including record...