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Employment & HR
Essential Legal Basics For Your New Startup
What are the must have legal requirements for your brand new start-up?
Hiring Volunteers or Interns
Learn about the important documentation that is required when hiring volunteer or interns and what it legally means to have them working as a part of your business.
Have You Been Unfairly Dismissed?
Were you terminated on a reasonable basis or were you unfairly dismissed by your employer? Read this article to find out if you're eligible to make a claim.
Essential Considerations In An Intellectual Property Agreement
Intellectual Property, commonly shortened to ‘IP’, is the property of your mind. Here's what you should consider when assigning or receiving it.
How To Hire A Consultant
What is a Consultant? A consultant is someone who has a strong background or expertise in a certain area. They’re generally hired for a specific job and to evaluate
What Workplace Policies Does My Business Need?
Gender equality, workplace harassment and social media use are some of the top issues affecting workplaces today. Find out what workplace policies your business needs to ensure a safe and harmonious environment.
5 Tips on Hiring Great Employees for Your Startup
Good staff should be treated like gold. Here are some helpful tips for hiring great employees for your startup.
Michael Cosgrove on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
With the onset of social media and the media spotlight, there is now a conscious effort by employers to remove entrenched bullying in the workplace.
Follow Up: Lawpath’s Free Bullying & Harassment Webinar
Our Webinar by Michael Cosgrove provided great insight into how businesses can deal with their workplace bullying issues.
Learn in this article about the importance of employment agreements to not only your employees, but also your business as a whole.
Public Servant Loses Sex Injury Compensation Case
The High Court has upheld an appeal against a woman being able to claim workers’ compensation for injuries sustained while having sex after work.
Casuals Versus Permanents – a Problem for Employers Who Get It Wrong
The issue of whether employees are casuals or permanents has been a vexing issue for employers for some time now. As I say to my clients “just because you call
Work Injuries and Dismissals – Be Careful
Terminating an under-performing employee is not unheard of. However, employers must be careful when doing this to avoid any false claims being made.
Linfox update: Court confirms negative comments on social media are grounds for termination
We wrote in 2011 about a FWA decision involving social media misuse by a Linfox employee. The case went on appeal and the FWA full bench delivered their decision in
Coalition’s IR Policy – What’s in It for SMEs?
The federal Coalition has formally released their Industrial Relations Policy (‘IR Policy’) which has since been followed by the Budget-in-Reply speech. Setting aside the political nature of the IR Policy,
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Redundancy: Lessons for Employers
Redundancy must be genuine to be legal. Here, we'll discuss a case where an employer failed to find 'acceptable alternative employment' to the employee.
New Laws to Protect Workers – Update
Last week the Federal Government passed two new bills through the House of Representatives which provide greater protections for employees.
What business structure is right for you?
Take our interactive business quiz to find out what business structure suits your needs.Take quiz
Having the correct documents is essential to getting your business off to the right start. Read our comprehensive guide to find out what you'll need.
If you run an online business in Australia, it's likely that you will have to comply with the GDPR. Read about what that means here.
Want to protect the most valuable assets your business owns? Find out how to design and implement an effective IP strategy in this eGuide.
On probation but want to resign? Although probationary periods are common when starting a new job, the notice you are required to give when leaving varies.
Running a business inevitably involves spending money. If you want to raise money for your business, this eBook will show you how.