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Double-edged sword: Minimum spread safeguard means additional burden for ASX hopefuls

In late 2023, ASX foreshadowed a raft of changes to the ASX Listing Rules which were reportedly designed to streamline the process for admission to its official list.

Published by Robert Speed
5 February, 2024
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Paying different dividends on shares in the same class

It is commonly thought that dividends paid by Australian companies must be paid equally across all shares within the same class.

Published by Robert Speed
19 September, 2023
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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Test Case: the importance of consultation

On 3 December 2021, a five-member full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) deemed that a vaccine mandate introduced by BHP at its Mt Arthur Coal...

Published by Tim McDonald
6 December, 2021
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Latest Cases on COVID-19 Measures: Guidance for Employers

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, governments in the various states and territories of Australia have enacted public health orders to minimise the risk of further transmission of the virus. Following the making of these public health orders, e...

Published by Tim McDonald
7 November, 2021
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Can an employer make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in the workplace?

With the increased risk from the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant within the community and workplaces, a hot topic for employers is whether they can direct their employees to have the COVID-19 vaccine. And if they refuse, can they terminate o...

Published by Tim McDonald
9 September, 2021
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Are your employees entitled to a pay rise from 1 February 2021?

On 1 February 2021, the final phase of the Fair Work Commission's 2019-20 Annual Wage Review will come into effect, increasing minimum pay rates in a number of modern awards, including awards covering those industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemi...

Published by McCabes News
29 January, 2021
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A vaccine mandate and the challenges of change…

Can an employer decide to make an influenza (or COVID-19) vaccination an inherent requirement of the role and if so, is this a lawful and reasonable direction?   Protecting the health and safety of clients, colleagues and the community involve...

Published by McCabes News
22 January, 2021
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Fair Work Commission confirms it has no power to reduce redundancy pay if source of redundancy entitlement arises from an Award or Enterprise Agreement

In April this year, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published two contrasting decisions regarding applications by employers to reduce the amount of redundancy pay due to their incapacity to pay. These decisions were the first two of t...

Published by McCabes News
3 November, 2020
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COVID19 – Extension of electronic witnessing and signing regulations

In previous articles1,  we have discussed the implementation of NSW and Commonwealth regulations on the execution of documents during COVID-19 including how to sign and witness documents by audiovisual link. Remote execution of documents h...

Published by Terry McCabe
27 October, 2020
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