As a solicitor, I often have potential new clients call me and ask ‘the price for a divorce’. Experience has taught me that it is always sensible to respond asking ‘do you want the order from the … [Read more...] about Do I need a divorce? What is the correct term for my family law matter?
In Australia the law is increasingly recognising the impact that family violence has upon not only the immediate victims but also families, friends and workplaces. In 2018, the Fair Work Commission … [Read more...] about Family violence: accommodating victims through modern awards
Each State has distinct legislation relating to workers compensation. Each State also has distinctly different legislation in relation to disability discrimination. In this blog we consider the … [Read more...] about Termination of an employee receiving worker’s compensation, breach of discrimination laws and why employers should double check their obligations before termination.
A will is a written document which tells your friends and family how your assets are to be distributed after you die. Such assets can include real estate, motor vehicles, valuables such as jewellery … [Read more...] about What is a will?
In NSW, the Anti-Discrimination Act (1977) prohibits an employer discriminating against an employee who has a disability in deciding whether to offer employment and the terms on which employment is … [Read more...] about Employer obligations to employees with a disability in New South Wales
The simple answer to this is yes. Employers are obliged under the Fair Work Act 2009 section 536 to provide an employee with a payslip within one working day of the employee’s pay day for any … [Read more...] about Should I be receiving payslips from my employer?
The ‘hashtag me too’ movement (#metoo) has recently swept across social media and news outlets. It could almost be said that only someone living underneath the proverbial rock would be unaware of this … [Read more...] about What are the risks to my business if sexual harassment occurs in the workplace?
For information on some of the other mistakes that we often see in employment contracts, check out our blog post ‘Three of the biggest mistakes made in employment contracts’. You can see this blog … [Read more...] about More of employment contracts mistakes – restraint of trade and protection of confidential information
As a lawyer working in employment law, I regularly draft employment contracts and read employment contracts drafted by others. Some employment contracts are very well written and are effective in … [Read more...] about Three of the biggest mistakes made in employment contracts
It is common knowledge that in accordance the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) an employee terminated before completing 6 months employment (or 12 months when the employer is a small business employer) is not … [Read more...] about Termination of employment before 6 months – what are the risks and how can I manage these?