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Breaking: Landmark Federal Court Decision Affecting All Casual Employers

Breaking: Landmark Federal Court Decision affecting all casual employers

On the 16th of August 2018, the Full Federal Court delivered a judgment that may have wide-ranging impacts for casual employees and their employers across Australia. It decided that despite…

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Are You A Director Of An Insolvent Company?

Are you a director of an insolvent company?

During difficult economic conditions it is important that all directors revisit their duties as directors and are aware of how the board should deal with a situation where the company…

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Have You Been Left Out Of A Will?

Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become even more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member’s…

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Buying A Property At Auction – Things You Need To Know BEFORE The Auction Day

Buying a property at auction - things you need to know BEFORE the auction day

Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially at auction where you are competing with other buyers and there is no cooling off period. Many properties are sold…

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Family Law Property Settlements – Is A 50/50 Split The Starting Point?

Family Law Property Settlements - is a 50/50 split the starting point?

Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure, and therefore anxious, about their entitlements in a property settlement and…

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Personal Liability For Company Directors

Personal Liability for Company Directors

A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’). The effect of incorporation gives the company a separate entity, distinct from its directors and shareholders.…

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Swimming Pool Compliance

Swimming Pool Compliance

If you’re the owner of a Torrens title property that has a swimming pool, you need to be aware of your obligations in relation to swimming pool compliance. Due to…

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Will My Facebook Post Affect My Employment?

Will my Facebook post affect my employment?

Can an employer intervene in an employee’s use of social media outside work? A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission has shed some light on this question showing that…

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Employers Beware! What You Need To Know This Financial Year

Employers Beware! What you need to know this Financial Year

Are you an employer? As of 1 July 2018, there are a number of changes you should know about. Why? Because penalties of up to $126,000 apply for employers who…

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Important Things To Consider When Buying A Business

Important things to consider when buying a business

If you are considering buying a business there are many things you need to do from a legal, financial and general business perspective.  Getting the right advice from the start…

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Extension Of The Unfair Contracts Regime To Small Businesses

Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses

The Federal Government has enacted legislation extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)…

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Interview Questions You Can’t Ask A Prospective Employee In An Interview

Interview questions you can’t ask a prospective employee in an interview

An employer’s potential liability for workplace discrimination arises before the first interview and exists whether or not a decision is made to hire a person. A job interview is integral…

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