Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren

11.09.19

A legal look at ordinary hours and overtime allocation

Employers, and their HR managers, will be acutely aware of various penalties and loadings applied against time worked by employees – especially in industries involving the conduct of business at irregular hours. Because…

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Civil Law

By Alexis Currier

26.07.19

That’s one small step from medical negligence, and one giant leap to reputational damage

Nearly 50 years ago to the day, Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon and solidify his place in the history books. However, just a few days after this…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

27.06.19

Folau case will bring clarity to workplace laws

Most of you will have heard about the termination of Israel Folau’s $4 million contract with Rugby Australia, following Folau’s posts on social media, which proclaimed that hell waits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars,…

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Civil Law

By Minuri Dharmasena

31.05.19

Why an oral contract just isn’t good enough

As more small businesses turn to social media influencers to advertise their products, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a timely reminder of the value of a good old-fashioned…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

22.03.19

Court finds certifier breached its statutory and contractual duties by failing to identify building defects

The ACT Supreme Court has awarded damages against a building certifier who failed to identify building defects prior to issuing stage certificates for a residential dwelling. The decision in Hyblewski v Bellerive Homes…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

26.02.19

Employee or Independent Contractor: What’s the difference?

Australian workers are traditionally classified as either an employee or an independent contractor, but what’s the difference between the two? In essence, independent contractors are afforded very limited workplace rights and do not…

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Civil Law

By Tegan Larter

22.11.18

Plan ahead for when you’re dead or you’ll be rolling in your grave

You’ve lived a great life, achieved everything you’ve set out to achieve, and prepared a will leaving your estate exactly where you want it to go. So that’s it, right? You die and…

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Civil Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

26.10.18

Running your mouth on social media could run your wallet dry

When we think about the law of defamation, we often think of celebrities and other high-flyers taking on large media corporations for defamatory stories and articles made in print and television media. These…

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Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren

04.10.18

Casual Employment in the Hospitality Sector

Working for a restaurant is a rite of passage for students. I haven’t met a young professional who didn’t work in the industry at one point or another. The reason that most students…

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Civil Law

By Erin Taylor

21.12.17

“This is not the way men do things” – have you been the subject of sex discrimination?

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment have been a very live issue in the media of late (if you haven’t see it, where have you been?) I count myself lucky to work in a…

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