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Casual Employment Workplace Reforms- What Are They & How Will They Impact Your Business?

Introduction In the last few years the Federal Government has been carefully considering the current employment climate particularly with respect to the high numbers of casual employees. The COVID-19 pandemic cast a spotlight upon the casual employee sector. A sector in which 1.35 million of the 2.6 million casual employees had in fact worked regular …

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Can you record someone and use it in evidence

As the use of technology has increased in everyday life, however when a person records a conversation or videos an incident, can this be utilised in Court proceedings? The legislation that details under what circumstances a recording can be utilised is in the Surveillance Devices Act. Specifically, Section 7, which details a person must not …

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Franchising- Proposed Changes to the Code of Conduct

The Government has indicated that they propose to amend the Franchising Code of Conduct.  In November 2020, an exposure draft of the new Code was issued and feedback and consultation is underway.  The amendments arise from the Government’s enquiry into “Fairness In Franchising” and subsequent report and recommendations (August 2020). The original report identified examples …

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Buying or Selling a Business? Some things to consider for both Business Owners and Purchasers

Introduction As the economic effects of COVID-19 begin to be more harshly felt by Australian businesses, many business owners are choosing to sell their business. Whether triggered by financial hardship, business partnership disagreements, market changes or a desire for a change, the importance of ensuring assets are properly transferred to the purchaser remains unchanged. It …

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How do I claim for Total Permanent Disability? A Checklist

So, you’ve been injured or have fallen ill and are worried you will not be able to support yourself or your family if you can’t return to work? Thankfully there is an answer… a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) claim. The majority of Australians have TPD insurance through their superannuation fund and can typically make a …

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Am I eligible to contest an estate in 2021? – Family Provisions Claims

Throughout their lives most people decide to draft a will. If you are a spouse, partner, child or family member you usually will not see this document until the person has passed. Upon the reading of this will you may discover that you are not in the will at all or have been left a …

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