COVID has brought us many challenges. Working from home has opened up a whole raft of generally unanswered issues, particularly relating to an employer’s potential liability for an employee who is injured in their own home, while working for the employer during working hours. Tripping over the dog? Slipping in the bathroom? Who is responsible?
By simply obtaining a licence you are securing your business against exposure to copyright infringement lawsuits and the numerous penalties. Whether you own a busy retail shop or an employee filled workplace, you need a licence which covers your copyright obligations when streaming or playing recorded music.
On 5 June 2020, the Federal Government announced sweeping reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA) in order to strengthen Australia’s Foreign Investment Laws. Check out a summary list of the major elements of the new Foreign Investment Framework here.
Any business which faces the risk of being unable to pay its deferred debts to creditors should strongly consider strategies that will help them to survive in the long term. One such strategy that may be available is the Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA).
The Federal Government has announced that it will continue to provide regulatory relief for businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis by extending temporary insolvency, and bankruptcy protections until 31 December 2020.
Businesses who have not become insolvent or gone into administration, should take advantage of the extensions of the temporary measures to examine their current operations, restructure and wind down, and position themselves to take advantage of the new economic environment that will emerge from the wake of the current Coronavirus crisis.
Following recent articles posted, and which you can read here, we continue to list some other major areas that a legal health check will cover. Family and Estate Planning and Employees.
Nevile & Co is here to help you, your business, and your family, during these unprecedented times. We remain committed to providing a high level of service to you, and all our valued clients.
Victorian Government COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions require us to work remotely. This means that our office at Level 11, 100 Collins Street will close from Thursday 6 August for 6 weeks.
Rest assured that it is business as usual for us.
In our recent article, we spoke about the importance of why you should get a Legal Health Check. We continue to list some other major areas that a legal health check will cover.
An owners’ corporation may appoint a manager to carry out any powers or functions it is able to delegate.
This enables the manager to make decisions on behalf of the owners’ corporation. The appointment must be in writing or through a written contract.
Both men and women who have recently retreated or have been forcibly ejected from a relationship are generally not in the best state of mind to make sound financial decisions.
It might be useful to set out a sort of checklist, incorporating the fundamental principles that at least ought to be considered in these circumstances.