Many employers would argue that pulling a sickie is ingrained in Australian culture.
The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (“Act”) governs retail leases in Victoria. To determine the application of the Act, consideration must be given to whether a lease constitutes a retail lease pursuant to its provisions.
In financial proceedings between parties to a marriage or a de facto relationship, including a same sex relationship, the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court have the power to make such orders as they may consider proper with respect to the financial maintenance of one party by another.
Under the Family Law Act the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court are given power to make orders for property settlement in relation to marriages and de facto relationships, including same sex relationships.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat – social media accounts are so popular these days. It seems like almost everyone has at least one.
Social media can be a great tool to allow people to remain connected.
Recently the Australian government introduced legislation to strengthen employment laws in an effort to better protect vulnerable workers. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 responds directly to the recent franchise industry employment scandals.
Last week in a precedent-setting decision the Federal Circuit Court decided that an accountancy firm engaged to process a client’s payroll was itself liable for the employer’s underpayments.
The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (the PPS Act) has increased the legal compliance and administrative burden on businesses involved in the leasing, hiring or bailing of goods.
The Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP, recently announced a number of proposed reforms affecting duty and tax relating to property, which will be contained within the 2017/18 Victorian Budget, subject to the passing of the 2017/18 Victorian Budget.
The Victorian Government has recently announced a number of proposed legislative reforms affecting property owners, first home buyers, builders and developers.
In an attempt to foster a more entrepreneurial culture in Australian business, amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) to provide “safe harbour” to directors attempting to turn around failing businesses and the unenforceability of ‘ipso facto’ clauses were...
Directors attempting to turn around failing companies will be protected from insolvent trading provisions, and given ‘breathing room’, under proposed legislation introduced into federal Parliament last month.