2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

The 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme (the 2021 Scheme) has been reintroduced to help small to medium-sized businesses who were in an eligible lease as at 28 July 2021, have an annual turnover of less than $50 million, and have suffered a loss in turnover of more than 30% during the pandemic.  It is [...]

2021-09-21T02:52:50+00:00September 21st, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

Restraint of Trade vs Exclusivity

Restraint of trade clauses are very common in commercial contracts. Most of us will have experienced restraint of trade (or non-compete) clauses within employment contracts where their purpose is to protect the employer’s business interests both during the employment and after the employment comes to an end.  Exclusive Services Agreements can also be entered into [...]

2021-08-04T04:35:19+00:00August 4th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Restraint of Trade vs Exclusivity

Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations

A question a lot of employers are asking at the moment is whether they can require their employees to get a vaccine.  The answer to this is a great one for lawyers which everyone hates to hear: “it depends.” It does depend on your industry, public health orders, level of risk of infection, etc.  Industrial [...]

2021-04-27T23:17:34+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations

Upcoming changes to unfair contract term legislation

Unfair contracts legislation came into effect around November 2016 targeting standard form contracts of large businesses that were unfair to and taking advantage of the consumer.  Since its introduction there have been a few amendments, the biggest being extending the definition of consumer to include small businesses. 2021 is bringing further amendments which are quite [...]

2021-02-11T00:12:37+00:00February 11th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Upcoming changes to unfair contract term legislation
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