There’s little doubt that the way in which we work has undergone significant change largely due to technology. For example, workers who once would have been office desk-bound can find themselves working from their home, not as an employee, but rather a contractor. Given this change that has widespread implications, what is the best for your business and in particular, what are some of the risks you need to avoid.Read More
When the Keating government introduced compulsory superannuation back in the 1992 it changed the way Australians think about funding their retirement. It has also meant that, outside of the family home, superannuation now forms a…Read More
I recently had a client ask me what would happen if he died without a Will. His initial concern was that the estate would “go to the government”. I reassured him that that would only happen if there were no relatives entitled under the legislation in place…Read More
The Fair Work Commission decision of James Deeth v Milly Hill Pty Ltd  FWC 6422 shows that whilst serious misconduct outside the workplace can be a valid basis for dismissal, the employer must still afford the employee procedural fairness.Read More
No one wants a workplace where humour is outlawed, but employers must make sure that their employees are not exposed to language they may consider offensive or inappropriate.
What is “offensive” will usually depend upon the context in which the language is used and the sensitivity of the listener.Read More