Australia: COVID-19 – This week in Employment (24 April 2020)

This week saw the applications for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme officially open. To apply, or to access more information on the JobKeeper scheme, please follow the link or visit the ATO website. Some other key developments in the employment space this week are outlined below. A reminder that at any time you can visit … Read more

Australia: COVID-19 – This week in Employment (17 April 2020)

As anticipated, the main focus of the Employment sector this week has been on the newly introduced JobKeeper scheme. Although there is still more information to be released, the JobKeeper rules have been re-released and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has published more formal and comprehensive guidance about the steps that employers must take to … Read more

Australia: COVID-19 – This week in Employment (9 April 2020)

This week has been characterised by a number of significant and unprecedented changes in the employment landscape. Over the next couple of weeks, the main one that we expect many businesses will be grappling with is the JobKeeper legislation that passed through Parliament last night and received royal assent today. Although the rules supporting the … Read more

Australia: COVID-19 – This week in Employment (3 April 2020)

In this summary, we bring you our most recent insights for the week on immediate and evolving employment issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Drew Pearson, Partner in our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team, explores the JobKeeper Payment announcement and the latest employment implications in our COVID-19 Webinar series. We have also … Read more

Australia: Labour Hire Licensing Scheme recommenced in South Australia

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) will continue to operate, and will be enforced from 1 September 2019. CBS will recommence accepting applications for labour hire licences from 14 June 2019. All labour providers operating in South Australia must lodge their application by 31 August 2019. As you may recall from previous updates, the … Read more