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Time To Deck The Halls In Holly (and update the Sexual Harassment Policy)

Christmas is a joyous time of year but, unfortunately, it’s also a time of year that poses a lot of risk to employers.

Property & Construction

Unregistered mortgages: Are they really worth the paper they are written on?

It is becoming more common for mezzanine lenders to accept an unregistered mortgage as security for a loan.

Property & Construction

Lenders – How secure is your loan?

Without security, a loan agreement is, for all intents and purposes, a lengthy and well-dressed IOU.

Private Clients

“My lawyer stuffed up” — Professional negligence claims against

When you engage a lawyer to provide legal services, no doubt you have certain expectations about how those services will be delivered.

Business

Family and domestic violence leave applies from 1 August 2018

As of today, modern awards will be amended to include 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave per year...

Business

Trademarks: Protecting your business name — How specific should you be?

Your business name can be one of the most valuable parts of your enterprise, with your goodwill and reputation tied to your name...

Business

What changed for employers on 1 July 2018?

A quick summary of the employment-law changes that commenced on 1 July 2018...

Property & Construction

A change is coming for buyers and sellers of residential property: are you ready?

Buyers of certain residential property are not only buyers, they are also part of the ATO's new force of tax collectors, specifically to collect GST...

Property & Construction

Big changes to ACT work health & safety laws for major construction projects

On 7 June 2018 an amendment to the ACT Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT) was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly...

Business

Five tips for selling your business before the end of financial year

If you are selling or buying a business, this is a very convenient time to change the ownership as it can take effect with the change of financial year...

Business

Data security: 6 quick security tips

What steps can you take to protect your business’ data? The new mandatory data breach notification regime has now come into operation...

Business

Just how useful is it to employ your staff on fixed term contracts?

You may think that you can avoid having to deal with unfair dismissal claims by putting employees on fixed term contracts...

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