Employment Law / Industrial Relations

Significant changes to casual employment

Susan Moran 28/04/2021

On 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) was amended by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021. The amendments significantly change workplace rights and obligations in respect of casual employees. Employers with a casual workforce should consider how these changes will impact them and the steps they need to take to comply with their obligations.

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Intellectual Property and IT

Latest Developments in Domain Name Registration

Richard Suters 28/04/2021

New rules for licensing .au domain names came into effect on 12 April 2021. New registrants, and registrants renewing existing applications are now subject to stricter requirements.

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Corporate and Commercial

Financial Assistance – can a company help someone to buy its own shares?

James Stevenson 28/04/2021

A company is restricted from financially assisting a person to acquire its shares unless it complies with section 260A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act). This article outlines the key considerations in determining whether financial assistance is being given by a company and identifies how to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act.

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Corporate and Commercial

2022 Australian Deaf Games – One Year to Go

Richard Suters 28/04/2021

SWS Lawyers is proud to be the Honorary Legal Advisors and Platinum Corporate Sponsor to the 2022 Australian Deaf Games, which will be held in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from 16-23 April 2022. On 16 April, principals Derek Charge, Richard Suters and Andrew Windybank attended an event at the Newcastle Museum to celebrate the ‘One year to Go’ milestone for the Games.

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New Appointments @ SWS Lawyers - Derek Charge and Paul Jayne join our team

05/02/2021

These are exciting times for SWS Lawyers.

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