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
What does the Fair Work Commission do? 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 … [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
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?