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Courts launch COVID-19 list to deal with urgent parenting disputes

Article By: Anastasia Bayliss, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   The restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue to impact co-parenting arrangements. In some instances, this has created increased risk in family violence. Additionally, the restrictions have caused practical difficulties for parenting arrangements that allow parents to see…

Changes to industry Awards in response to COVID-19

Article By: Joey Tass, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) made determinations to vary 99 Awards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These new measures apply from an employee’s first full pay period on or after 8 April 2020 until 30…

Working from the kitchen bench? Could this result in a work-related injury?

Article By: Rhea Mercado, Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant & Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Three Sticks   Given the current COVID-19 situation, more people are now working from home in makeshift home offices and workstation set ups. At the workplace, we usually have access to a dedicated work space, a work desk, work…

Video conferencing from Zoom to doom – what are the risks?

Article By: Sarah Cappello, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   We are all using video conferencing more now than ever before. Are you using the free version? It’s easy to sign up to, it handles the calls and gives you everything you need – perfect. Or is it? Are you…

$250K bank loans for SME’s guaranteed by Government

Article By: Tania Schiff, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   As part of the Commonwealth Government’s economic response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced a scheme  (“the Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme”) whereby the government will guarantee 50% of new loans issued by participating lenders…

Mandatory code to allow relief for tenants eligible for Job Keeper

Article By: Sarah Cappello, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   On Tuesday 7 April the National Cabinet agreed on a mandatory code for commercial landlords and tenants. The code will apply to tenancies where either the landlord or the tenant are eligible for the JobKeeper Program with turnover of $50M…

COVID-19 Changes to awards for Hospitality, Clerks and Restaurants

Article By: Joey Tass, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have far reaching and unprecedented impacts on both businesses and its employees. In order to address these issues and provide greater operational flexibility, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has implemented recent temporary variations to…

3 things your online retail website needs and why

Article By: Sarah Cappello, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney 3 things your online retail website needs and why. Terms & Conditions; We usually recommend all bricks and mortar businesses have clear T&C’s however it is even more important when selling online to make the terms of the transaction clear to…

“Hibernating” Family Law Property Settlement Proceedings during COVID-19

Article By: Enis Goktepe, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney Governments and economies are currently struggling to get to grips in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen varying commentary regarding the economic impacts of the pandemic, some say it is a recession, others say it is a great recession, while…

Commercial Leasing information during COVID-19

Article By: Sarah Cappello, Lawyer Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney COMMERCIAL LEASING – The PM has announced a potential six-month moratorium on evictions, in a bid to help small businesses survive the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The PM said late on Sunday that a series of principles had been…