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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

When did you last review your Terms and Conditions?

If you have to take a moment to think about an answer to this question, it is highly likely that your Terms and Conditions (T’s & C’s) could do with a thorough review and update! […]

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

Debt Recovery – Issuing a Statutory Demand

While most business owners agree that chasing overdue accounts through the courts is the business owner’s worst nightmare, the importance of vigilance in reviewing and maintaining an adequate cash-flow goes without saying. […]

By | January 30th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Employee Emails – Access and Use by Employers

Australia does not have uniform laws governing surveillance in the workplace by private sector employers. As a consequence, the rules that apply to email surveillance in the workplace depend upon the jurisdiction in which an employer is operating. […]

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

Cyber Security

On 24 November 2014, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) published the next in its series of special reports focusing on cyber security. […]

By | December 8th, 2014|Topical Issues|0 Comments