Archive for May 2019

Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers what do you need to know?

The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019 and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 Million it establishes mandatory reporting criteria.  The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include: Their structure, operations and supply chains; Potential modern slavery risks; Actions taken to…

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False Allegations – further trend of “Upward” Bullying

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We have been contacted by several clients in recent months wherein executives, directors, business owners and HR managers attempting to performance manage an employee over a medium to long period of time have had false allegations of bullying directed towards them.  Linking such “bullying” action with mental health issues or using it as an angle…

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The Settlement Adjustment Process

Unlike utilities such as electricity and telephone, there are certain charges that attach to a property and remain with it even if sold. This is important to consider when buying or selling a house because it means the liability for these charges needs to be established. To determine who these charges apply to is by…

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Whistle Blower Laws Come In 1 July 2019 – Are You Ready?

Does your business have more than 100 employees? OR Is your revenue in excess of $50 Million? OR Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 Million? If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019.  They are the new Whistle-blower laws. The new Whistle-blower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury…

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Property Co-Owner Disputes: Forcing A Sale Of The Property

Disputes between Co-owners of property are not uncommon. Most of us have at least known someone who has encountered problems with co-owned property. Take the following archetypical example: The last survivor of your parents have passed away leaving the family home or a cherished holiday house to you and your siblings. For the first few…

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