Unfair Dismissal cases have increased this year. Numerous issues have prevailed and as Employment Lawyers we have had to deal with difficult and unique challenges for employers. Cleaning companies have had mixed success during COVID-19 – some companies have been busier than ever.  Others have struggled to continue their contracts. Many have unfortunately been in…

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The Fair Work Commission has vindicated Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ right to request employees on Jobkeeper to take annual leave. Although not going so far as a direction – the words “unreasonable refusal” found in the legislation gives Employers strong grounds to reasonably request employees to take annual leave (with some exceptions) – this is…

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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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