Understanding an Employer’s Obligations in Pay And Wages In their preparations for the post-COVID-19 landscape, many employers are reviewing their existing systems with a view on creating efficiencies to reduce operating costs. One of the key areas reviewed by employers is their payroll system. Modern awards are complex industrial instruments which can require a…

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As Employment Lawyers we are in a privileged position to gather perspective on a very challenging time for many clients with uncertainty and fear prevailing.  For others it has been an opportunity to pivot or seek different options to ensure their business survives and thrives. Discussing these points with many in human resources, personnel management…

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The Fair Work Commission’s recent decision in Chambers v Toll Transport Pty Ltd[1] (the Decision) is a useful reminder for employers that not all ‘out of work hours’ misconduct by employees may give rise to a valid reason for dismissal especially in the context of a Christmas party.

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We are commonly asked to advise directors and shareholders on how to resolve a management deadlock within their company. Management deadlocks can lead to damage to the business and business relationships and a lose-lose outcome for the partners. What is A Deadlock In A Company? A deadlock occurs when neither party (or factions) within a…

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Most people know that transferring of property ownership from one person to another is not a simple task but only a few appreciate how complicated the process of transferring the ownership title from the seller to the purchaser is. How Property Conveyancing Works Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the property from the seller…

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A well drafted shareholders agreement will contain what is known as a “drag along” provision. Here we explain what a drag along clause does and why it can be important. Shareholders agreements – What is a drag along right? A drag along right allows a majority of shareholders to force minority shareholders to join the…

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