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What is the Security of Payment Act in NSW? The Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (‘the SOPA’) aims to facilitate efficient debt recovery processes undertaken by construction…

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What is redundancy? Redundancy occurs for many reasons. Businesses may have had a significant decrease in revenue or may have been subject to a takeover or amalgamation. In these circumstances…

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What is Negligence? Negligence is about taking reasonable care to avoid causing damage to another person. It applies to both individuals and businesses. There are several factors that need to…

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Employee's use of workplace computers is often watched by employers. This is commonly for security reasons or to ensure appropriate behaviour. Legislation in NSW is very specific however, that unless…

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Common Trees Disputes Disputes with neighbours over dangerous or intrusive trees on their property are very common. A recent case in Queensland involved one neighbour trespassing on the land of…

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Legally, whether someone is classified as an employee or an independent contractor is vastly different. If a person is an employee rather than an independent contractor, they will be covered…

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Have you ever been forced to choose between keeping your pet and living in a strata building? You are not alone. Did you know that Australia has one of the…

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The area of defamation law is rapidly expanding as we find new ways to engage with each other over the internet. In this technological era, we caution you to be…

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What Is a Restraint of Trade Clause? Restraint of trade clauses are common in employment contracts. They prevent you from competing with your employer’s business, poaching staff or soliciting clients…

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Reduction of Bankruptcy It is likely that bankruptcy will be reduced from three years to one year. This is from the second reading speech of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives)…

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If you Google search your name and defamatory material appears, what can you do? Can you sue Google for defamation? 2014: The New South Wales Supreme Court In 2014, the…

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Determining Who's the Parent in Family Law Family law proceedings can be very complicated, especially when children are involved. What happens if someone questions or doubts who the biological parents…

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