Month: June 2020

Fair Work Commission – Annual Award Increases

Following its annual review, the Fair Work Commission recently announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages.  In previous years, wage increases applied from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July. Having considered the significant impact caused by the pandemic in some industries, the Commission has opted to stagger the wage increases […]

Litigation – What is it?

Litigation is the area of law when things get a bit hairy – you or your business are in a dispute about contractual breaches, unpaid monies and other issues. Essentially, you’re heading into a legal fight and it’s stressful and complicated. You need a legal partner to help you navigate the legal vortex. Seek help […]

A Code of Conduct for Commercial Tenancies

The Queensland government has finally introduced regulations under the Covid-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 giving effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial leases. A lease is considered to be an affected lease if: it is a retail shop lease or a lease for carrying on the business of the tenant; it […]