Rolf Howard

Rolf Howard

Rolf Howard

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Rolf Howard is Managing Partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers, in the legal practice since 1986 and a partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers since 1992. Rolf focuses on assisting clients to proactively manage legal responsibilities and opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, with a major interest in assisting business owners and their financial advisers to build and exit from successful businesses.

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When is an employer at risk of an unfair dismissal claim?

If an employee wants to make an unfair dismissal claim, the difference between an actual firing versus a forced resignation is significant…

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How your business should approach reducing headcount following the end of JobKeeper

As JobKeeper closes, businesses may need to reduce headcount to keep wage bills affordable. Here’s how to approach a restructure legally and effectively…

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Is it legal to ask an employee to take a pay cut?

In a bid to weather the economic fallout from COVID-19, some businesses have asked their employees to take a temporary pay cut as a means of keeping the business afloat and keeping people employed. But is this actually legal? And what recourse do employees have if their employer does the wrong thing? Extraordinary times, extraordinary… Continue reading Is it legal to ask an employee to take a pay cut?

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Government extends temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections

To support businesses experiencing financial distress throughout COVID-19, the Australian Government introduced measures to relax insolvency and bankruptcy rules in March. These changes were set to draw to a close by 30 September, but have now been extended until 31 December 2020. Many commentators had predicted that the changes would need to be extended, especially… Continue reading Government extends temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections

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Your questions about commercial rent throughout COVID-19 answered

If you’re confused about the changes to commercial rent guidelines, you’re not alone. With the Federal Government forced to create policy on the run to stem the tide of a full-blown economic crisis, things have been changing very quickly and there has been some confusion. Here are some of the main questions we’ve been hearing… Continue reading Your questions about commercial rent throughout COVID-19 answered

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