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23 July 2021

Minimum Sick Leave Entitlement Increase

On 24 July 2021, the minimum employee sick leave entitlement will increase from 5 to 10 days per year.

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20 July 2021

Managing Employees with Poor Performance

How do you deal with an under-performing employee?  Hint: do not start by inviting them to a disciplinary meeting.   From the outset, employers must be clear with employees about the requirements and expectations of a role.

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28 June 2021

Contractor or Employee?  The Cost of Misclassification

We commonly come across scenarios where workers are misclassified as independent contractors.   What can be a simple exercise to get wrong can result in costly implications for a business.

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23 June 2021

Update to Construction Contracts Retentions Scheme

If you’re in the construction industry, chances are you’re familiar with the retentions regime prescribed by the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA).

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22 June 2021

Update for Southern Response Claimants

On 15 June 2021, the Government announced the compensation package for affected claimants could total up to $313 million if every eligible policyholder applied for compensation. A policyholder is eligible if they are a SR claimant who settled their claim before the 1 October 2014. Read more from Jessica Manson.

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14 June 2021

Restraints of Trade – Protecting Proprietary Interests

Trade secrets, customers/clients, suppliers, confidential information and intellectual property are all vital interests that businesses must protect to ensure viability and profitability.

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