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Contract Negotiation, the Art of Closing the Deal and Protecting Your Business
Learn about Contract negotiation, the art of closing the deal and protecting your business.
What Do I Need To Know When Starting a Business?
Expert Lawyer Damin Murdock from commercial law firm MurdockCheng provides his insights into what you need to know when starting out.
Why legal matters when starting a Business?
When, why and how should you use the law when engaging in business practices. Read this article for a useful insight into the law and business.
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.
Small Business Fined $20k for Breaching Workplace Regulations
This recent case demonstrates that small businesses are not exempt from workplace regulations regarding payment of wages. Read about it here.
New “Fair Work Commission” Announced
'Fair Work Australia' (FWA) is no more. Now, the industrial relations tribunal will be known as the “Fair Work Commission”(FWC).
Employee or Contractor? Company Fined $12,000 for Sham Contractor Arrangement
The Federal Magistrates Court this week found that a contractor was actually an employee, despite them providing invoices and having an ABN.
Social Media Platforms Used for Notification of Court Order
Justice Anne Ferguson of the Victorian Supreme Court recently ordered an interim injunction be issued - by way of social media.
Federal Court Finds Implied Term of Confidence and Trust in Bank’s Employment Contract
A recent finding in the Federal Court of Australia may have interesting consequences for employers.
Caught Out on LinkedIn: Employee Loses Unfair Dismissal Claim After Soliciting Employer’s Clients
Social media, beyond creating more social opportunities than ever before, also extends into the professional sphere. Here's why employees should be careful.
Is Annual Leave Loading Payable on Termination of Employment?
A long-standing question of annual leave loading and termination has finally been answered by case precedent. Read about it here.
Employer Liable: Failure to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim
Learn about McCauley v Club Resort Holdings Pty Ltd (No 2)  and the importance of investigating claims of workplace harassment.
What business structure is right for you?
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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.