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JobKeeper schemes – ATO review activity starts

JobKeeper schemes – ATO review activity starts

2 June 2020

The ATO reportedly received 2,609 tip-offs about businesses accessing JobKeeper payments by 20 May 2020, and is investigating some of those cases.

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Back to the office: Working from home to change as Queensland lifts restrictions on attending the workplace

Back to the office: Working from home to change as Queensland lifts restrictions on attending the workplace

1 June 2020

Queensland has lifted restrictions on attending the office, encouraging workers to speak with their employer about a safe return to work.

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FEG: Who is the ‘true employer’ and liable for unpaid employee entitlements in a group of companies?

FEG: Who is the ‘true employer’ and liable for unpaid employee entitlements in a group of companies?

1 June 2020

In a recent decision, a holding company of a group of companies was held to be the ‘true employer’, despite its subsidiary being documented as the ‘employer of record’.

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Queensland | COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code

Queensland | COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code

29 May 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (the Queensland Code) was passed. It gives legal effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 (the National Code) in Queensland.

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