Coronavirus and what it means for the workplace

As the world enters unprecedented times, various issues have arisen as to the obligations of employers to their employees. This is especially applicable to handling employees’ rights to leave and pay. The purpose of this article is to inform you about workplace entitlements and obligations if your workplace is ultimately affected by the outbreak of… Read More

Procedural changes in family law courts

2019 was the year of review of the Family Law system which operates in Australia and on 9 April 2019 the Australian Law Reform Commission issued its final report “Family Law for the Future – An Enquiry into the Family Law System”. One of the significant recommendations of the Commission was the harmonisation of the… Read More

Why safe storage is important

Following our move to our new premises at 123 Sheridan Street, we confirm we are continuing to hold Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney for our clients in our safe custody. It is extremely important that Wills be stored safely, not only to prevent them from being lost or destroyed but also because there can… Read More

Employers get ready for modern award changes on 1 March 2020

As part of the four yearly review of modern awards, in July 2019 the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) handed down a decision which will impose new obligations on employers who pay their employees an annual salary under “annualised salary” provisions in modern awards. In this article, Lawyer Kate Smith provides an overview of the key… Read More

Safety on the construction site – understanding your obligations

The construction industry features high on the list when it comes to workplace accidents. Each year, many workers in the building industry sustain permanent injuries and disability, with statistics for catastrophic and fatal injuries dire. The nature of the construction industry itself presents risk, however many workplace accidents are caused by unsafe work practices. Managing… Read More