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Have a very Merry COVID Christmas

November 25th, 2021|

Have a very Merry COVID Christmas Restrictions are easing around the country, just in time for the festive season. However, it is unlikely that festive celebrations will look like the [...]

URGENT UPDATE – QBCC “PAUSES” DIRECTIONS TO RECTIFY

November 5th, 2021|

URGENT UPDATE - QBCC “PAUSES” DIRECTIONS TO RECTIFY Media reports have aired that QBCC is currently not requiring compliance with directions to rectify defective building work. QBCC has also commenced [...]

The Great ‘Jab’ Debate – can employers require employees to be vaccinated?

August 23rd, 2021|

The ‘new normal’ of COVID-19 appears to include acceptance that it is going to be with us for a while if not permanently. Recently, the subject of mandatory vaccinations has [...]

Project Trust Accounts

July 28th, 2021|

Since the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (“BIF Act”) was enacted in late 2017 the regime of project bank accounts (“PBAs”) in Chapter 2 has been very [...]

Government Grants available to assist new and growing businesses

May 26th, 2021|

As governments around the world consider how they can return to a more normal way of life and boost economies after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Government has announced three [...]

Brisbane Builder in Court for FWA Breach

February 9th, 2021|

In May 2020, we reported that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) had commenced prosecution in the Federal Court against Althaus Homes Pty Ltd (Althaus), and its sole director, Mr Ronald [...]

Ignore the Fair Work Commission at your peril

December 21st, 2020|

A recent case initiated by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has highlighted the importance of complying with the orders of the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The FWO recently released a [...]

Workplace Health and Safety in Construction

November 26th, 2020|

Whilst we are sure you broadly understand your workplace health and safety obligations, often it is not until something goes wrong that you really give them serious thought. By that [...]

Are you sure you are paying your employees what they are entitled to? You could be committing a criminal offence – unpacking the new wage theft laws

October 6th, 2020|

In this article, we look at how the new ‘wage theft’ amendments to the Criminal Code (Queensland) came to be and what they mean for employers. What is wage theft? [...]

Introducing our preferred Insurance Broker Partner – Austbrokers Coast to Coast

September 21st, 2020|

In addition to being structured in an appropriate way to minimise your risks when operating your business, having the right insurance in place for your business is critical. An integral [...]