January 1 - The first key deadline looms for those with casual employeesPosted byon 21 December 2018
Did you know that the new amendments to Modern Awards require employers to inform casual employees, that they may have a right to request transition from casual employment, to full-time or part-time employment by 1 January 2019?
Employment Disputes Series - Part 3: When Does Performance Management Amount to BullyingPosted byon 18 December 2018
In 2010, the Productivity Commission found that bullying at work costs Australian organisations between $6 billion and $36 billion a year in lost productivity.
Employment Disputes Series - Part 2: Workplace Investigation Best PracticePosted byon 11 December 2018
It’s safe to say there’s no other area of business where things can change so dramatically in a short period of time.
Employment Disputes Series - Part 1: The role of Policies & ProceduresPosted byon 06 December 2018
Having well drafted policies and procedure in place can never be understated. Together with a well-crafted employment contract they set up the framework within which the employment relationship can be effectively managed and regulated.
Case Study - Showing Restraint in a Sale of BusinessPosted byon 21 November 2018
Further to our recent blog regarding the vital importance of ensuring that appropriate restraints are put in place upon a vendor selling a business, we recently acted for a purchaser in a sale of business matter where this very issue arose.
Buying a Business - Vital Staff ProtectionsPosted byon 31 October 2018
Significant care must be taken during the negotiation stage to ensure that your investment is properly protected.
Prepare for Casual Conversion requests nowPosted byon 26 September 2018
From 1 October 2018, all Modern Awards will contain a casual conversion clause. If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend you prepare for the potential impact to your business.
The new Comprehensive Credit Reporting – build a strong credit profilePosted on 19 September 2018
You’ve likely heard about the new Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR), but do you know how it can effect your business?
Protect your intellectual property - trade mark your business name or risk losing it!Posted byon 12 September 2018
In todays environment, protecting every aspect of your business brand is vital.
Copyright – when third party infringement can become your problemPosted byon 30 August 2018
The technological advances that have occurred over the past 25 years have opened up new markets to many businesses - both in terms of customers and suppliers. While this has no doubt resulted in many benefits to businesses, it has also broadened the risks that come with doing business.