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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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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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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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31

August

Discretionary Trusts

If you have a family trust which owns or is purchasing residential land in NSW you may need to amend your trust deed to avoid a land tax and stamp

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28

July

Understanding unfair dismissal claims

Unfair dismissal matters can be complex and frustrating for both employers and employees alike. Since the commencement of the Fair Work Act in 2009, employers have had expanded responsibilities

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28

July

Buying a property – avoiding the traps before signing a contract

Buying a home is the biggest investment or financial outlay that most of us will make in a lifetime. It is critical to your financial future that you make well-informed

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28

July

Attention to Detail – Defects in Statutory Demands

A statutory demand is a useful way to exert pressure on a company to force it to pay its debts.

However, a creditor using a statutory demand to quickly recover

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