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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Two landmark cases

Two recent sexual harassment cases in the Federal Court send important warnings to employers on the importance of having robust policies and procedures in place to help manage the risks arising from inappropriate workplace behaviour. […]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Trade Marks – An Introduction

A Trade Mark is a sign used to distinguish goods and services provided in the course of trade by a person, from goods or services so provided by another person. […]

By | May 27th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Corporate Governance Myth

In trying to reconcile the true value of governance in any organisation, the rhetoric of the highly publicised “governance” references in the media really provide very little practical assistance to an organisation. […]

By | May 25th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Pursuing an Inter-state Debt

At Havilah Legal we undertake significant debt recovery litigation in each of the Australian states and territories. Before commencing any claims, we must be satisfied that the claim has been brought in the correct state’s jurisdiction. […]

By | May 20th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Employment Law Series – Article 1, Workplace Bullying

On 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Act 2009 established a bullying jurisdiction for the Fair Work Commission. This means that an employee can seek an order from the Fair Work Commission to stop bullying in the workplace. […]

By | April 20th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Intellectual Property – An Introduction

“Intellectual Property” (IP) is a collective term that describes a number of specific types of intangible rights. You cannot hold, touch or feel IP. […]

By | April 20th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Performance Management for Business Owners and Managers

As a manager or a business owner you inevitably need to manage poor performance in your business. The fundamentals of achieving this are simple and yet very powerful. […]

By | April 20th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

WA Payroll Tax Threshold – Employee vs Contractor

Payroll tax is a general purpose tax assessed on the wages paid by an employer in Western Australia. The tax is self-assessed with the employer calculating the liability and remitting the appropriate amount to the Office of State Revenue (OSR) by way of a monthly, quarterly or annual return. Payroll tax is paid into the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet the costs of public services such as education, health, public safety and law and order. […]

By | April 7th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Are you Managing or Living in Strata Titled Property? – the importance of debt recovery and building maintenance

The Queensland Government has recently established a review of Queensland’s property laws with a view to reducing red tape, regulation and property law duplication. This review examining legislation including the Property Law Act 1974, Land Sales Act 1984 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. […]

By | February 6th, 2015|Property, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Havilah Legal 2015 – A year for change

Belief is just the beginning…   We all know and read constantly that change is the minimum requirement for continuing success.  I think what is really true is that people talk the language of change without really committing to it; because nothing ever really changes unless your view of the world or your mindset changes. […]

By | February 2nd, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments