Employers beware! Drug and Alcohol testing standards in the workplace.
You would think in Australian employment there would be a zero tolerance policy towards drug and alcohol in the workplace. While this may be the case in some industries, employers have to be cautious as the Fair Work Commission has concluded that this may not always be an appropriate policy....Read More
Can you direct an employee to attend a medical examination?
An employee’s temporary absence from work is seldom problematic for employers. Section 352 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) specifies that employment should not be terminated on the basis of temporary absence from work because of personal illness or personal injury. Managing employees that are absent from the workplace...Read More
Debt Recovery and Invoicing: A Guide for Businesses
Everyone wants to hit the ground running and get to work when it comes to engaging a new client. However, it is good practice to take a step back and get your ducks in a row before picking up tools. Investigations Often, the person in the best position to...Read More
Default notices and the purchasing of residential property
Agreeing to buy or sell residential property can be an exciting commercial transaction for many people. A contract for the sale of land is also a significant legal transaction. For many people, the purchase of land with a house on it in which to live is the most significant commercial...Read More
6 Ways to Assist Your Lawyer When You Are Involved in Litigation
A good working relationship with your lawyer can improve your chances of success in litigation, and can significantly reduce the stress you may experience. A good lawyer will keep their relationship with you on track by keeping you up to date with developments in your case, answering your questions in...Read More