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Our Response to Covid-19

No one could have predicted the changes we have faced over the past few months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Constant change can lead to a plethora of uncertainty and questions. Our team at Alphastream Lawyers has been busy ensuring that we can take away that uncertainty when it comes to your legal questions and needs. We have created a complete website to provide you with as much information as possible in relation to:

  • Employment Law
  • Business Contracts
  • Wills & Power of Attorneys
  • Trading Terms & Debt Recovery
  • Property & Leases
  • Mortgages & Loans
  • Family Law

We are here to help. If you would like to discuss your specific needs, please call our office for a consultation. Call 03 9548 5500

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Covid-19 and Long Service Leave

Covid 19 Quick Fact: In this period some employees whose workplace is suffering a downturn are on long service leave. The question arises – during long service leave can I do work for another employer?  Under section 78 of the Victorian long Service Leave Act it is actually an offence to work while on long service leave […]

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Covid 19 employer obligations – confirmed workplace COVID-19 diagnosis must be reported

WorkSafe Victoria has introduced temporary Occupational Health and Safety (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020 (OHS COVID-19 Regulations) which commenced on Tuesday 28 July 2020. Previously, employers were not required to notify WorkSafe of an infectious disease in the workplace, unless immediate inpatient treatment is required or the disease is the cause (or suspected cause) of […]

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Remote Witnessing of Documents

Important changes have been made to allow for certain documents to be signed remotely. Our blog on our Covid19-law site gives you all the details here:

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Urgent Covid-19 related matter for the Court?

If you need to make an urgent application on a family law matter during the pandemic, you should become acquainted with the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court National Covid-19 List. This is a special and new way of urgently applying to the court for determination of property and parenting matters – but is only available for matters […]

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COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief

COVID-19 commercial rent relief is only available if the request for rent relief is in writing and accompanied by a statement by the tenant (with evidence) that the lease is an eligible lease (under the regulations) and not excluded from the operation of the applicable regulations and is also accompanied by evidence that the tenant […]

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Covid-19 – Temporary changes to insolvency & bankruptcy laws

On 22 March 2020 the government announced some significant temporary changes to the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act. This includes changes to the statutory demands, directors personal liability for insolvent trading and changes to the bankruptcy act. You can read more here:

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