Many employers have contacted us worried about the impact of the recent Workpac¹ decisions upon their own casual workforce. Following the decisions at Federal Court level, legislative change was … [Read more...] about Conversion of employees from casual to permanent: DEADLINE 27 SEPTEMBER 2021
In Victoria and New South Wales, a person who has a discrimination complaint under state law may complain to (in NSW) the Anti-Discrimination Board or (in Victoria) the Victorian Equal Opportunity and … [Read more...] about Cross-border discrimination complaints, VCAT and NCAT
Some people might say those only those with substantial assets should make a Will, but we suggest that you make your first will as soon as you are eligible, irrespective of your assets. An eligible … [Read more...] about When is a good time to make my first will?
If you have separated from your spouse or defacto partner, you might receive a letter from their solicitor asking you to provide ‘disclosure’ or documents which evidence all of your income, assets, … [Read more...] about What does disclosure mean in family law matters?
Employers have an ongoing obligation to ensure the health and safety of the people in their workplace ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’. This includes introducing control measures aimed at … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccine: Can I require my employees to receive the vaccination?
There is a very simple answer to this question: because the short time it takes you to make a Will could save your family hours of work, associated cost and lengthy delays. Here’s why: If there … [Read more...] about I only have superannuation, so why should I make a will?
When considering a division of property in a family law dispute, the Family Court of Australia generally adopts a four-step process: Step one: work out the asset pool. This means listing all of … [Read more...] about The four-step approach to family law financial settlements
The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman are separate agencies. Please see our blog titled ‘What does the Fair Work Ombudsman do?’ for more information on the Fair Work Ombudsman. You can … [Read more...] about What does the Fair Work Commission do?
The Fair Work Ombudsman is a government agency created by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) which is responsible for ensuring that employers, businesses, business owners comply with their employment … [Read more...] about What does the Fair Work Ombudsman do?
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