Understanding the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code (the Code) provides a framework for small businesses that affords employees procedural fairness whilst offering a degree of protection to the employer from…

Know Your Rights: Unfair Dismissal

Currently, unfair dismissal claims are inundating the Fair Work Commission with a 65 per cent spike in unfair dismissal applications in comparison to this time last year. Amidst the coronavirus…

Our Top 10 Tips After Separation

Make sure that you’ve got a counsellor/therapist/best friend on speed dial. If there is no fixing the relationship, you need to be sure you take care of yourself and your mental health first a…

Liability of Beneficiaries of Trusts

True or False? In light of section 100A of the Trustee Act 1925 (NSW), beneficiaries no longer have a personal obligation to indemnity a trustee.

Tax and Australian Residents

Under the Australian Taxation system, a taxpayer’s tax liability varies significantly depending on their residency status. Australian residents are taxed not only on their Australian sourced income…

Characterisation of Casual Employees

The landmark ruling of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 is set to change hiring patterns as the Federal Court of Australia has again confirmed that an employee engaged as a casual can still…

Retail and other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) new regulation

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet adopted the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During Covid-19 (“Code”) to assist landlords and tenants when…

Making a Will, appointing Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardians during COVID-19

Further to our article posted on 1 April 2020, new regulations were enacted on 22 April 2020 that allows a will, power of attorney or enduring power of attorney, a deed or agreement, an enduring…

Challenging a Will

It’s always difficult when a loved one passes away, but when a member of the family feels they have been left an unfair benefit in the Will, the time following the death can become even more…