Category: Employment Law

2021 – Who will soar and who will stumble?

The challenges of 2020 have been experienced by us all – as individuals, as businesses and as a community. We did not face the same challenges, but it would be difficult to find anyone who…

Modern Slavery – is your business compliant?

The first reporting period deadline for businesses captured under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) is fast approaching on 31 December 2020. So what does this mean for you and your business? Did you…

Director Identification Numbers – what you need to do to prepare and what they mean for you

Implementation of Director Identification Numbers In June 2020, the Federal government passed legislation amending the Corporations Act 2009, which will require directors to confirm their identity through a Director Identification Number (DIN). The system is…

Temporary Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020

As at 28 July 2020, employers are required to notify WorkSafe of any confirmed COVID-19 cases within their workplace. They must do so within 48 hours of becoming aware of a confirmed diagnosis. These requirements…

Can employees refuse to take annual leave when on JobKeeper?

In May 2020, the Fair Work Commission was asked to consider whether the refusal by an employee to take annual leave at the request of her employer was reasonable, testing the recent JobKeeper amendments to…

Victoria passes legislation to criminalize wage theft

Victoria has become the first state to criminalise wage theft, with the Wage Theft Bill 2020 passing both houses of parliament this week. The legislation will take effect on 1 July 2021 and will create…

So you’ve stood down your workforce. Now what?

By now, most businesses have had to make difficult decisions in the face of COVID-19. For some, that has meant standing down all or part of their work force. This is a concept new to…

Returning to work – one step at a time

With government restrictions set to lift, it is important that employers consider and plan for the practical issues that may arise with a return to the workplace. Some matters that will require consideration before employees…

Privacy Awareness Week is just around the corner

Kalus Kenny Intelex is a proud supporter of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW is an important initiative run every year by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, aimed at raising awareness of…

JobKeeper FAQ’s answered

The JobKeeper Payment, a temporary scheme open to businesses impacted by the coronavirus, has raised many questions. Here we seek to answer the most frequently asked: What is the JobKeeper Scheme? Businesses impacted by COVID-19…

Maintaining your workforce in times of uncertainty

Employees are the key to a business’s success, its number one asset. But in uncertain economic times, businesses often need to consider reducing their workforce. The risk, however, is that by making employees redundant, businesses…

Navigating your obligations amid the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic

The threat of a global pandemic of the scale posed by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus is unprecedented in living memory. Now is the time to take steps to protect your business to attempt to mitigate…