‘Money never sleeps’ and neither does ASIC: disqualification as a Director pursuant to Section 206F Corporations Act 2001

Category : Articles , Commercial Law

During the corporate excitement of entrepreneurial risk-taking in a limited liability Company, thought is not usually given to the possibility that a Director may be disqualified if ‘things go wrong’. Even in the event of liquidation of a Company, Directors are – notwithstanding the ‘corporate veil’ – more likely to be concerned about Director’s liability and losing their assets or, in extreme circumstances, criminal liability.

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Mediation or Trial?

In times of significant conflict, a trial can be seen as the best option moving forward. While it is needed in some cases, it isn’t required for all. Outcomes available at trial can often be limited, and there can be risks including prohibitive legal costs and lengthy court delays.

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Breaking News – Lorna Jane found “not guilty”

Category : Articles , Employment Law

As 2018 commences, bullying has remained a major source of concern for small and large businesses alike. Employers have continued to become increasingly conscious of the impact and consequences of workplace bullying, this proving to be particularly so as social media increases accountability in the eyes of the public.

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What you need to do in the lead up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout

Category : Articles , Employment Law

The ground breaking National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is progressively being rolled out in a number of States in Australia, and is set to create a unique headache for providers, which has not been experienced in the past.

The full scheme will be set in place nationally by the 19th of July 2019, will see providers supporting people with disability including their families and carers will now have more options to develop an individualised plan which contains funding to help them achieve their individual goals,

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‘Tis the season to be jolly sensible

Category : Articles , Employment Law

The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.

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Managing Mental Health and Illness in the Workplace

Category : Articles , Employment Law

Each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. According to an ABS study, 45% of Australians between the ages of 16-85 will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. With statistics like these, it is crucial to know how to manage mental health in the workplace.

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