Two critical matters are top of mind for our mining and resources clients in light of the extraordinary challenges facing businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here we provide information that highlights your legal obligations to your employees and why now is the time to review any commercial leases.
Treatment of Employees during Coronavirus
This document outlines your legal duty of care to protect staff from COVID-19; the Fair Work Act and employee contracts; what to do if an employee contracts COVID-19; your legal obligations to staff if you are forced to reduce or close your business; and more.
COVID-19: Why to Review your Commercial Lease Agreements
This document outlines where you stand if the government orders your business to close; whether you can refuse to pay rent if your business is no longer open; implications of ‘Force Majeure‘ and ‘Frustration’ for your contract; and more.
To discuss these critical measures, or how they may apply to you or your mining & resources business, please contact Ian Hillhouse and Craig Hong of Hillhouse on 61 (7) 3007 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org