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Constructive dismissal – fact or fiction?

What is a constructive dismissal? It is not defined in any statute. The concept involves recognition that a “forced” resignation by an employee can be a termination of employment by the employer in all but the final act. Constructive dismissal is often raised by...

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JobKeeper Update – What’s new?

The JobKeeper payment scheme has been extended with modified operation from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021. For employers who qualify: a. there are now different rates for full time employees and part time/casual employees working less than 20 hours per week,...

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JobKeeper basics – Lifeline or mirage?

The JobKeeper scheme offers employers the ability to keep valuable staff in employment and substantially offset their wage costs. Employers covered by the scheme will be reimbursed $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee over part or the whole of the 26 week period...

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Covid 19 – What U need to know about stand downs

“Unprecedented”, “uncharted waters” – these are the phrases of our time.  Over the last 2 weeks, many businesses have closed their doors or faced a dramatic reduction in business and the law is struggling to catch up.  Both the Hospitality Industry (General) Award...

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