We’re all in uncharted waters, but it’s now clear that small and medium sized businesses will be greatly affected. We have been fielding calls from clients with issues arising from the virus and how … [Read more...] about Coronavirus/COVID-19 and employers
This blog post relates to long services leave laws in Victoria when no specific industry long service leave award applies. If you would like to discuss long service leave laws relevant to another … [Read more...] about Casual employment, parental leave and long service leave entitlements – when is continuity of service broken?
We have seen a surprising number of clients lately coming to speak with us about issues related to unpaid super. In some cases, the recipient is an independent contractor. However, superannuation … [Read more...] about Are you and your business at risk of penalties from the ATO for unpaid super?
Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), permanent employees (this means full time or part time but not casual employees) have an entitlement to 10 days of paid personal or carer’s leave in each … [Read more...] about Can I take paid personal/carer’s leave when my pet is sick?
Following on from our previous blog “What is a Fair Work Commission conciliation?”, this week we’re discussing the process of conciliations. If you missed our “What is a Fair Work Commission … [Read more...] about How are conciliation conferences conducted by the Fair Work Commission?
The word ‘conciliation’ may be unfamiliar to you, but most people have a basic understanding of how a mediation or negotiation works. Conciliation is a similar process. A conciliation conference is an … [Read more...] about What is a Fair Work Commission conciliation?
Under the Family Law Act 1975 a divorce means “the termination of a marriage otherwise than by the death of a party to the marriage”. Can I apply for a divorce? In Australia you can apply for a … [Read more...] about What is a divorce?
Relationship breakdown is stressful for everyone concerned, but when young children are involved it becomes far more complicated. If one person has moved out of the family home, there is often … [Read more...] about Achieving your desired outcome – family law children’s arrangements
The Fair Work Act says that unfair dismissal is “a dismissal that is harsh, unjust or unreasonable.” You may be eligible to lodge an unfair dismissal application with the Fair Work Commission if … [Read more...] about What is an unfair dismissal?
All too often we hear people say ‘I don’t have enough to justify making a Will’ somehow implying that only very wealthy people need a Will. This is simply not the case. Far too often after someone … [Read more...] about Answering the most common myth about Wills – “I don’t have enough to make a Will”