“Tis the season…to be careful” | Considerations for employees

As an employee, you should always be mindful of your interactions with co-workers and colleagues, in and out of work. There have been plenty of cases that have found that misconduct occurred to an employee’s behaviour even when living their personal life outside of working hours. This is more so the case during work-related or organised [...]

2023-11-29T23:53:53+00:00November 29th, 2023|employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on “Tis the season…to be careful” | Considerations for employees

“Jingle all the way…to Fair Work” | Ways a business can mitigate risk

Whilst it’s generally accepted that alcohol can lower a person’s inhibitions and help make us less self-conscious, it can also see personal opinions (that are usually kept to oneself in the office) find their way into a conversation after a few drinks. Whether it be related to race, ethnicity, religion, or gender, given the vastly [...]

2023-11-29T23:45:17+00:00November 29th, 2023|employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on “Jingle all the way…to Fair Work” | Ways a business can mitigate risk

You’re Fired! Small Businesses and the Fair Work Dismissal Code

Small businesses already have it tough enough in today’s economic climate without the myriad of workplace laws that govern employees, corporations, business and trade practices, intellectual property and taxation that add to the complexity of keeping the business afloat. Then you have to deal with human relations issues that arise at work, retention and sometimes [...]

2023-10-29T23:41:37+00:00October 29th, 2023|Employment Law|Comments Off on You’re Fired! Small Businesses and the Fair Work Dismissal Code

ACCC Tightens the Noose on Unfair Contract Terms and Breaches of Competition Laws

In November of last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)  implemented drastic changes to its penalties relating to unfair contract terms and violations of the Competition and Consumer Act. These reforms come in two main parts, aiming to deter companies from exploiting consumers and competitors. Heavier Penalties for Competition and Consumer Act Breaches [...]

2023-09-18T03:09:40+00:00September 18th, 2023|Employment Law|Comments Off on ACCC Tightens the Noose on Unfair Contract Terms and Breaches of Competition Laws
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