Independent Contractor or Employee? We’ve come full circle

Prior to 2022, the test of whether a person was considered to be an independent contractor or employee was based on applying a multi-factorial test (‘MFT’).  The MFT looked at the substance of the relationship between the parties (how they operated with one another), over the actual form it was recorded (what the written contracted [...]

2024-06-04T23:28:46+00:00June 4th, 2024|Employment Law|Comments Off on Independent Contractor or Employee? We’ve come full circle

Employment Law Alert: Fair Work raises minimum wage – is your business ready?

What’s the increase? As of 1 July 2024, the hourly minimum rate of pay will be raised by 3.75%. That is: An increase from $23.23 an hour to $24.10; or Approximately an increase of $33 per week (for a full-time employee); or Approximately an additional $1,716 per year (for a full-time employee). Whether your business [...]

2024-06-05T06:03:10+00:00June 4th, 2024|Employment Law|Comments Off on Employment Law Alert: Fair Work raises minimum wage – is your business ready?

Why Companies also need Shareholders Agreements

It is both good practice and prudent risk management to prepare and use a shareholders agreement for shareholders in proprietary limited companies. They can operate as a “rule book” for shareholders and also separate their private arrangements from the company constitution. A shareholders agreement should (subject to applicable legislation): define the rights and obligations of [...]

2024-04-02T21:56:40+00:00April 2nd, 2024|Contracts|Comments Off on Why Companies also need Shareholders Agreements

Can an employee ghost your messages? Now they can!

An employee’s right to disconnect from their workplace outside of hours is one of the workplace law changes being introduced as part of the Closing Loopholes Bill. These changes in relation to the employee’s right to disconnect will start on: 26 August 2024 for non-small business employers 26 August 2025 for small business employers (14 [...]

2024-03-05T00:00:13+00:00February 27th, 2024|Employment Law|Comments Off on Can an employee ghost your messages? Now they can!
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