Does your business operate in the Hospitality or Restaurant industries? If so, you likely have employees that are covered by either the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 or the Restaurant Award 2020. Are any of your employees paid an annualised wage under these Awards (or do you want to know more about how to pay an annualised wage?). [...]
“If you liked me as a vendor, you’ll love me as a competitor!” The importance of non-compete obligations in a sale of business contract
A standard inclusion in many sale of business contracts (or share sale agreements) is the promise of the vendor not to compete with the business post sale. Whilst, generally speaking, non-compete or restraint of trade obligations in employment contracts can be notoriously difficult to enforce, in the context of a sale of business there is [...]
My workforce is no longer subject to vaccination mandates – but what are my ongoing OH&S obligations as an employer?
As many of you would be aware, the majority of Victorian workers are no longer covered by specific Pandemic Orders relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Unless your business operates in the healthcare, aged-care or emergency services areas, it is no longer mandatory for workers to be vaccinated in order to attend the workplace. But what [...]
In April this year, we published an article regarding the ATO recommencing the issuing of Director Penalty Notices (view article here). During the pandemic, the ATO had offered administrative relief to businesses who were experiencing financial difficulty. However, that relief was always going to come to an end… As at 30 June 2021, the tax [...]