Making employee share schemes more accessible for small and medium enterprises   Employee Share Schemes (ESS) are a great tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to attract and retain emerging talent and increase employee productivity, performance and engagement. This is because ESS provide the opportunity for...

Federal Budget 2022-23 Overview   On 29 March 2022, the Morrison Government unveiled the 2022-23 Federal Budget. With an election looming, this year’s budget aimed to ease the rising cost of living. Australians will be able to claim short-term relief through one off payments and fuel excises....

  New Era Lawyers has recently advised Investors Central Limited on its public offer prospectus which is expected to raise $75 million. The funds raised by Investors Central from this offer will be deployed to its lending and debt collection businesses which are valued at over...

This update covers:  How you can access the Federal Government COVID 19 Stimulus Package  What to do if your business becomes financially distressed and the emergency measures that the Federal Government has put in place to protect business owners  What relief the major banks are...

Financial distress It is anticipated that many business will suffer financial distress over the next 6 – 12 months (perhaps even over a longer period). Government reforms The Government has implemented some measures to reduce the risk of companies being placed into external administration by creditors and to...

Quick Summary   What do I do if an employee is infected?   What are employee's entitlements whilst working from home?   Can I change or reduce my employee's hours?   Can I stand down employees?   Can I dismiss employees? Managing COVID-19 in the workplace Employers must...

How healthy is your business? Why you need a legal health check… It’s simple really – you can’t fix what you don’t know. Too often people come to us when a legal issue has already surfaced, such as, being sued, insolvency, an unforeseen tax liability or an...

Protecting the family home - Gift and loan back arrangement Many business owners personally hold real property in their own name. The principal place of residence capital gains tax (CGT) exemption often drives the decision to have the family home held by individuals. The downside to this...