Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

From 1 July, the defamation regimes in Victoria, NSW and South Australia are set to change (with other states likely to follow thereafter). What’s changing? The changes are directed at better balancing the need to protect an individual’s reputation with ensuring freedom of expression and distribution of information which is clearly in the public interest. [...]

2021-06-16T05:38:00+00:00June 16th, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Many of our clients are immensely passionate about their business, have invested their life’s savings and have years of experience within their respective industries. Frequently, their business relationships with various stakeholders evolve as they form crucial business partnerships or joint ventures with complementary businesses. When parties come together in such instances, we usually insist that [...]

2021-05-05T01:07:19+00:00May 4th, 2021|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Casual employees – Important changes businesses need to know

There have been some very important changes recently to the laws regarding casual employees. The National Employment Standards now include a right for a casual employee to become a full-time or part-time employee in the following circumstances: They have been with the same employer for 12 months; They have worked a regular pattern of hours [...]

2021-04-27T23:57:51+00:00April 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Casual employees – Important changes businesses need to know

Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations

A question a lot of employers are asking at the moment is whether they can require their employees to get a vaccine.  The answer to this is a great one for lawyers which everyone hates to hear: “it depends.” It does depend on your industry, public health orders, level of risk of infection, etc.  Industrial [...]

2021-04-27T23:17:34+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Fair Work finds in Favour of Childcare Employer Requiring Staff Vaccinations