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Swaab Con­nect | Feb­ru­ary 2021

Marc Bad­dams and Sean Green­wood pro­vide an update to changes to statu­to­ry demands from 1 Jan­u­ary 2021. Helen Kow­al pro­vides a fur­ther COVID-19 Ten­an­cy update. While Kat­ri­na Seck pro­vides a FWCFB update on the infor­ma­tion employ­ers are required to pro­vide employ­ees for an agree­ment to be ​‘gen­uine­ly agreed’. We also wel­come three new part­ners to the firm, Tri­na Fran­cis, Roger Corn­forth and Julie Briscoe.
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Swaab Con­nect | August 2021

Swaab is fea­tured in Lawyers Week­ly, as we add a team from Gillis Delaney. Helen Kow­al, Part­ner and Chris­t­ian Marchant, Asso­ciate pro­vide fur­ther clar­i­fi­ca­tions on the orders apply­ing to the NSW Con­struc­tion Indus­try Shut down. Michael Byrnes shares the 5 most com­mon legal issues fac­ing employ­ers in lock­down, while also dis­cussing manda­to­ry work­place Covid-19 vac­ci­na­tions with Brooke Corte on the Mon­ey News pro­gram on 2GB, 3AW and 4BC. Last­ly, we are place to announce we have been award­ed recer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Mer­i­tas, a glob­al alliance.
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Swaab Con­nect — Novem­ber 2020

With employ­er Christ­mas par­ties held against the back­drop of the glob­al Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, Michael Byrnes lists a few sen­si­ble steps that can help man­age the risk of ​‘Sil­ly Sea­son’ events. Michael also sheds some light on the legal posi­tion of com­pul­so­ry vac­ci­na­tions for employ­ees in the race to cre­ate a safe, effec­tive vac­cine for the virus. Angela Har­vey & John Trinh out­line the key con­sid­er­a­tions for a life estate and final­ly with the end of a year we reflect on our top 10 most pop­u­lar arti­cles pub­lished dur­ing the year.
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Swaab Con­nect — Octo­ber 2020

Part­ner Eric Ziehlke out­lines how intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty can be iden­ti­fied, pro­tect­ed and exploit­ed in a cyber world. Employ­ment law Part­ner, Michael Byrnes explains the impor­tance of hav­ing a cur­rent, applic­a­ble employ­ment con­tracts in effect, fol­low­ing on from the recent deci­sion by the NSW Supreme Court and also sum­maris­es the main points of the extend­ed scheme, dubbed Job­Keep­er 2.0.
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Swaab Con­nect — Sep­tem­ber 2020

In this issue Part­ner Michael Byrnes dis­cuss­es a recent deci­sion from the Fed­er­al Court which has, for the first time, held that employ­ees have a work­place right to use the toi­let and drink water while at work. Part­ner Eric Ziehlke out­lines how to avoid being exposed to copy­right infringe­ment and Helen Kow­al pro­vides an update on the Res­i­den­tial Apart­ment Build­ings Act 2020 (RAB Act) and the impact on the con­struc­tion indus­try and final­ly we con­grat­u­late Angela Har­vey who has been recog­nised in Doyles Guide.
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Swaab Con­nect — August 2020

In this edi­tion Part­ner, Helen Kow­al dis­cuss­es build­ing defects in stra­ta schemes and what a stra­ta scheme should do to ensure their rights under the Home Build­ing Act 1989 (HBA). Michael Byrnes dis­cuss­es the duties owed by employ­ers to pro­tect the health and safe­ty of staff when sit­u­a­tions arise in rela­tion to the recent emer­gence of the anti-mask ​‘activists’ and final­ly, Michael Byrnes and Emi­ly Capen­er dis­cuss the announce­ment regard­ing the Job­Keep­er scheme, which was orig­i­nal­ly due to come to an end on 27 Sep­tem­ber 2020.
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Swaab Con­nect — July 2020

In this edi­tion of Swaab Con­nect we announce a strate­gic mile­stone with the inte­gra­tion of Hard­ings Lawyers and Swaab effec­tive 1 July. We con­grat­u­late Sean Green­wood on his pro­mo­tion to Senior Asso­ciate in our lit­i­ga­tion team, Michael Byrnes and Emi­ly Capen­er exam­ine the recent deci­sion by the Full Bench of the FWC regard­ing Uber Eats, Helen Kow­al pro­vides an update on the cur­rent state of the NSW Con­struc­tion Indus­try and we also pro­vide the lat­est updates, pub­li­ca­tions and alerts in rela­tion to COVID-19.
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Swaab Con­nect — May 2020

We bring you the sec­ond install­ment of our Swaab Con­nect COVID-19 edi­tion as we aim to pro­vide you with a sum­ma­ry of our alerts, updates and pub­li­ca­tions to date, as well as pro­vide some insight on the effect of COVID-19 on Fam­i­ly, Prop­er­ty, Employ­ment Law and more.
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Swaab Con­nect — April 2020

This month we bring you a COVID-19 edi­tion of Swaab Con­nect as we aim to pro­vide you with a sum­ma­ry of our alerts, updates and pub­li­ca­tions to date, as well as pro­vide some insight on the effect of COVID-19 on Fam­i­ly, Prop­er­ty, Employ­ment Law and more.
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Swaab Con­nect — March 2020

In this edi­tion Michael Byrnes and Emi­ly Capen­er cre­ate a short guide the recent changes the Annu­alised Salaries under Mod­ern Awards effec­tive from 1 March 2020 and how the changes will impose more oner­ous admin­is­tra­tive require­ments on employ­ers. Senior Asso­ciate Monique Love­day pro­vides some insight to the things you should be aware of when going through a divorce or sep­a­ra­tion and Eric Ziehlke explains why inno­va­tion lies at the very heart of your busi­ness and should be the foun­da­tion of future plan­ning and growth. We also fea­ture a pod­cast with Michael Byrnes on Mon­ey News with Brooke Corte relat­ing to the recent Coro­n­avirus and man­ag­ing employ­ee leave entitlements. 
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