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October

Tax Responsibilities of Small Business Owners

Have you started a small business and are wondering what you need to do to keep your tax affairs in order?

In this article, we provide an overview of the tax

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09

October

Update on Personal Property Security Register

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national, electronic register of security interests in personal property that was established on 30 January 2012.

What does the PPSR cover?

The easiest way

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09

October

Disputes and the ATO

Given the complexity of the taxation regime and the requirement for taxpayers to initially self-assess their liabilities, disputes between taxpayers and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will inevitably arise from

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01

September

Mental Health Issues And Dismissal

The case of Finnegan v Komatsu Forklift Australia Pty Ltd (2017) illustrates the importance of addressing mental health issues becoming entwined with the workplace.

In this case, an employee’s poor sales

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01

September

Refusal To Attend Investigation Interview Reasonably Leads To Dismissal

Khoder Abdulrahim v QBE Management Services Pty Limited (QBE) (2016), Mr Abdulrahim was a QBE employee and purchased a discounted motor vehicle insurance policy for his father’s car under QBE’s

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01

September

Cautious Approach Required For Dismissal Based On Incapacity

In Maharaj v Northern Health (2017), a nurse suffered a car accident and was unfit for work for nearly 16 months. Her employer then terminated her employment on the basis

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01

September

Wrongful Dismissal May Impact Post-Employment Restraints

In Crowe Horwath (Aust) Pty Ltd v Loone (2017), the Victorian Court of Appeal confirmed that a restraint clause is not enforceable against an employee whose employment ends by the

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01

September

Uncertainty of Dismissal – Worker Was Not Dismissed

The worker was employed as a full-time seasonal employee. He was working as part of the employer’s ski patrol team on a seasonal basis for 13 consecutive winters and prior

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