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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. It is hoped that events throughout the month will raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and also send a clear message that violence in families and homes will not be tolerated. The theme for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in 2022 is… Read More

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SUPERANNUATION WHEN I DIE?

One of your most valuable assets is your superannuation.  When you die your superannuation account is paid out as death benefit.  If you have life insurance set up through your superannuation, that will be added to your superannuation member account, increasing the amount of your death benefit. Superannuation does not automatically form part of your… Read More

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Sexual harassment is unlawful. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is done either to offend, humiliate or intimidate another person, or where it is reasonable to expect the person might feel that way. It includes uninvited physical intimacy such as touching in a sexual way, uninvited sexual propositions, and remarks… Read More

PRIMARY CAREGIVERS AND SEPARATION

What you need to know when going through a separation Relationships can be tricky to navigate on any good day, so when you’ve reached the point of separation, there are some key points to think about and consider from a legal perspective. If you’re thinking about separating from your spouse, then this article is for… Read More

THE IMPORATANCE OF A WRITTEN CONTRACT

Have you signed the contract? The word “contract” is used in a huge variety of industries by an even wider variety of people. While the technicalities of a contract in legal interpretation are extensive, at its core, a contract is an understanding – a promise even – between two or more people/organisations to do certain… Read More

Employment law

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE – DECISION ON CASUAL EMPLOYEES

High Court of Australia hands down long-awaited decision on casual employees – confirmation that employees with casual contracts are not entitled to annual and other leave entitlements On 4 August 2021, the High Court of Australia unanimously allowed an appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (“FCAFC”). The appeal in Workpac… Read More