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Can I force my employees to return to the office?

11 February 2021 - Human Resources Law

Over the last year most offices have been ghost towns due to COVID-19 restrictions with many office workers working from home. While we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, Australia is in the unique position where, due to our low COVID-19 numbers, most office workers are now able to return to the office.

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The clarity and camaraderie of 2020

18 December 2020 - Firm News

This article first appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 18 December 2020. As 2019 turned into 2020, the team at CIE Legal planned the year ahead and coalesced around a “back to basics” mantra. I shared it with you at the start of March and promised to provide an update later in the year, writes Peter George. When, in… Read more »

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Regular and systematic casuals not so regular and systematic

8 December 2020 - Human Resources Law, Workplace Safety

In a decision which appears to have further broadened the scope of what constitutes ‘regular and systematic employment’ for casual employees, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld an appeal by a former employee seeking to have her prior period of casual employment counted towards the minimum employment period needed to pursue an unfair dismissal claim.

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Festive Greetings and Office Closure Dates

4 December 2020 - Firm News, Other News

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of CIE Legal in 2020 and wish you well in 2021.

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Part 3 – Temporary Arrangements for Commercial Leases under the Victorian Regulations due to Covid-19

20 November 2020 - Building & Construction, Leasing

In April, we provided two updates on the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) for existing tenancies. In Part 1, we outlined what the Code was and what it proposed to change in the relationship between landlords and tenants (once the Victorian laws were passed). In Part 2, we looked at what your… Read more »

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