Can employers require or incentivise worker vaccinations?

By |2021-06-11T11:37:53+10:00June 11th, 2021|Employment Law|

GUEST POST BY MARTIN ALDEN & JESSICA CIRNIGLIARO, CORNWALL'S For many businesses and organisations, Victoria's fourth lockdown has brought into sharp focus the desire to have their workforce fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Understandably, businesses and organisations wish to avoid the disastrous effects of having all or part of their operations temporarily shut down due to [...]

Relaxation of student visa work restrictions

By |2021-06-11T09:52:38+10:00May 21st, 2021|Australian immigration, Employment Law, Immigration, Students|

GUEST POST BY AMANDA TINNER, VISA EXECUTIVE The Australian Government has announced that the previous 40 hour fortnightly limit applied during study periods will not be enforced for student visa holders who are working in the tourism and hospitality industry. The Immigration Department is taking a flexible approach to student visa work restrictions in [...]

Visa and immigration update – May 2021

By |2021-06-11T09:51:28+10:00May 21st, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, News|

GUEST POST BY GRACE MOBILITY Listen to the Podcast Visa and Immigration Policies - May 2021 | Grace with Grace Mobility General Manager, Jane Riley and her guest Amanda Tinner, Principal of Visa Executive, or read the article below. With ongoing worldwide COVID-19 border restrictions, quarantine periods and changes to visa and immigration policies; the [...]

New casual employment laws have come into effect

By |2021-06-11T11:03:51+10:00April 21st, 2021|Employment Law|

GUEST POST BY MARTIN ALDEN & JESSICA CIRNIGLIARO, CORNWALL'S Does your business or organisation have any casual employees? If so, you should be aware that new laws recently came into effect which have significant implications for the employment of casuals. The laws provide greater certainty to employers, but also a greater administrative burden. The changes [...]

Fair Work High Income Threshold Changes 2020

By |2020-08-04T13:45:43+10:00July 31st, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Travel|

Fair Work Commission Releases Changes To High Income Threshold 1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold. From an Australian immigration perspective, this threshold affects the salary benchmark that applicants aged over 45 years must now meet. From 1 July 2020, the high income [...]

Can I have my cake and eat it too?

By |2017-01-19T20:22:44+11:00December 18th, 2016|Career, Employment Law, Skills, Tax, Technology|

Article by: Shana Schreier-Joffe The Global Mobility and Skills Forum in Adelaide held on the 22nd to 24th November 2016 was an international conference designed to explore the challenges facing business in dealing with skill acquisition and an increasingly mobile workforce. There were numerous very experienced and thought provoking speakers at the conference, however one [...]

Global Restrictive Covenants in International Assignments and their Effectiveness

By |2017-01-19T20:22:44+11:00October 26th, 2016|Employment Law, Immigration, Payroll, Policy|

By Duncan Macintosh, GEO Solutions Director of Shield GEO  What is a Restrictive Covenant and Why Is It Important for International Assignments? Restrictive covenants are contractual terms usually contained in an employment agreement or letter or assignment, which could also be a part of a broader written employment policy.  Restrictive covenants are essentially constraints on employee actions [...]

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