Category: Dispute Resolution

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POSTED: 01 May 2018
The vexed question of whether to pay or not pay redundancy if not seriously considered prior to actioning can be a costly exercise both in monetary terms and also a significant distraction to your business.In the case of United Voice (on behalf of employees) v Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd (the employer) [2018] FCA 224, the Federal Court of Australia decided the employer should pay 20 employees redundancy.
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POSTED: 24 Apr 2018
Being a successful business in today’s world means you not only need to use the cutting-edge technology on offer, but you also need to ensure that your business is up to speed with its obligations to protect against data breaches.
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POSTED: 23 Mar 2018
The purpose of this article is to alert you to the Employment Law services that we provide and which we have recently expanded because of the importance in this area of the law.Whilst we have been involved in many Employment Law related drafting, issues and disputes for businesses of all sizes over the last 20+ years, given what we see as a probable increase in activity in this area we have added to our personnel so as to be equipped to assist you as and when needed be it a dispute or front end drafting.Simon Kumar who practices out of our Campbelltown office has vast practical experience in dealing with a wide range of matters for employers, including in the...
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POSTED: 06 Mar 2018
In Stolyar v Towers [2018] NSWCA 6, the New South Wales Court of Appeal recently decided on an all too common issue experienced by adjoining neighbors; parking a car on a shared piece of property.
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POSTED: 27 Feb 2018
The recent decision of the Western Australian Supreme Court (Milankov Designs & Project Management Pty Ltd v Di Latte & Anor [2018] WASC 14) provides a clear reminder to everyone in the construction, building or architecture industries of the importance of respecting other peoples’ copyright.
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POSTED: 21 Dec 2017
In this modern day and age, many businesses respect the right of its employees, as private citizens, to engage in public debate on political and social issues, whether on the radio, the internet, in newspapers or on television. This extends to their employees’ use of social media. Social media enables individuals to communicate via the internet, sharing information and resources. Social media sites, such as Facebook, are a social utility that connect people with family, colleagues and friends.At the same time, many businesses expect their employees to fulfil their obligations as employees, and to uphold an expected level of professional conduct and ethical behaviour when using social media.
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POSTED: 12 Dec 2017
The festive season is upon us and as the parties ramp up, the attendances at work can suffer in the great Australian tradition of chucking a sickie. Many businesses face the task of controlling employee absences in the face of employees having one too many at the office Christmas function, the Client Christmas function or just on their own personal time enjoying the Christmas comradery.
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POSTED: 08 Dec 2017
Dr Mohammad Lodin (the deceased) divorced his wife, Magdalena Lodin, in 1995 after entering into a binding settlement. The deceased got on with his life and passed away 19 years later in 2014, comforted, as one imagines, in that he had resolved any and all obligations to his ex-wife. Or so he thought.The Succession Act 2006 enables an applicant to apply for portion of a deceased person’s estate if the applicant did not receive a fair share from, or has been completely left out of the will of the deceased person. In order to be successful however, the applicant must establish that the deceased owed a moral obligation to leave the applicant a portion of their estate.
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