What employers need to know about new casual employment laws

The Fair Work Act (FWA) was recently amended to change workplace rights for casual employees, and places new obligations on employers. A new definition of casual employment has been introduced, as well as a pathway for casual employees to move to permanent employment,...

Buying a residential property in Victoria

Buying a property involves many overwhelming considerations, such as where you want to live, how much finance you can get, the type of property you want, not to mention complex conveyancing laws! Appointing an experienced lawyer at an early stage is important in...

Are you the executor of a Will facing a family provision claim?

An executor is the legal personal representative appointed under a Will to oversee the administration of the estate of a deceased person. An administrator has a similar role however is appointed by the Court when a person dies without leaving a Will or if the...

What happens to employee entitlements when a business is sold?

There is much to consider when buying or selling a business. Of significant importance is, what happens to the employees of the enterprise once it is sold? The sale of a business can be a curious time for existing employees and the incoming business owner – it is...

Protecting business interests in family law proceedings

Family law issues can be disruptive to a business entity, with the potential to adversely affect its activities, cashflow, and financial viability. Problems can stem from a relationship breakdown between domestic co-owners, or the divorce or separation of a...