FWO shames sham contracting company

A recent Federal Circuit Court decision confirms how seriously the Fair Work Ombudsman takes sham contracting. That message the Ombudsman wants employers to receive is that “attempting to evade the minimum employment conditions provided by the FW Act by contriving to make employees independent contractors can have serious financial consequences of an adverse kind”.

The Government has proposed changes to Parental Leave Pay – preventing parents from double dipping

The Government has proposed changes to Parental Leave Pay, with key crossbench senators raising issues about fairness. If the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 is passed, it will prevent parents from double dipping into both employer and government funded parental leave schemes when they’re taking time away from the workplace to care for their new born baby.

Managing employment terminations and resignations – an Employment Law seminar overview

The TressCox Lawyers Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Team held seminars in our Sydney and Melbourne office during the month of October on ‘Managing employment terminations and resignations’.

Starting your own business – cover your legal bases and avoid the common pitfalls

There are a lot of things a new entrepreneur needs to think about when setting up a business. Covering all the legal bases is one of them. True, it costs money to get legal advice. But cutting corners and not getting legal advice from the start can cost a great deal more later on if something goes wrong. We know this because we are usually engaged when things have turned sour to wave our magic wands and try and make the problems disappear or at least minimise the fall out. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 60% of small businesses cease operating within the first three years of starting…

Menon v Council of the Law Society of New South Wales

Menon v Council of the Law Society of New South Wales [2016] NSWSC 1322 is a decision regarding a judicial review of the Law Society’s decision to commence proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘NCAT’) against each plaintiff.

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