Do you have employees in your business? Are they expected to work outside of their set hours? Do you know what the law says in relation to this kind of overtime? The Fair Work Commission has … [Read more...] about WHAT IS REASONABLE OVERTIME?
In a judgment handed down by the Federal Court in January 2020, Trivago, popular hotel comparison website, has been found guilty of misleading and deceiving the public as to the operation of its … [Read more...] about ACCC FINDS TRIVAGO GUILTY OF MISLEADING CONSUMERS
Sergio Andres Chocron v Mina Onkoud  NSWSC 1823 A property in North Parramatta was owned by Fabian and his wife, Mina, as tenants-in-common in equal shares. The plaintiff, Fabian’s brother, … [Read more...] about AVOIDING ISSUES WITH LOAN AGREEMENTS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS
If you are planning on selling your business, and are being assisted by a solicitor, you will inevitably be asked for business documentation and history. We regularly meet our clients once they … [Read more...] about SELLING YOUR BUSINESS – When to get advice and what information will you need to provide?
The key criteria to consider if you think you are entering into a Retail Lease Retail Leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (‘the Act’) and are subject to different laws and … [Read more...] about DO I HAVE A RETAIL LEASE?
If you intend to provide monies to relatives, friends or related parties – such that the loan is not an arms’ length transaction, it is important to consider what ramifications that may have on your … [Read more...] about GIFT OR LOAN – LENDING MONEY TO RELATIVES
As an employer, it is important that when you hire new employees, and as their employment changes, you set out clearly – and in writing – your expectations of them, and their responsibilities. Not … [Read more...] about THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN OPERATING A BUSINESS WITH EMPLOYEES
In a judgment handed down on 30 April 2019, the Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by the adult children of a deceased man for further provision from his Estate. The Case: Squire v Squire  … [Read more...] about AVOIDING FAMILY PROVISION CLAIMS ON YOUR ESTATE: THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING YOUR WILL
In order to make a claim for unfair dismissal, one of the pre-conditions to be satisfied is that the employee must have served the statutory minimum employment period – for those engaged by a “small … [Read more...] about THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING ACCURATE EMPLOYMENT RECORDS
Something we get asked all the time is, “what do I have to do now that I’m executor?”. Whilst people generally realise they need to attend to estate tasks like arranging funerals, applying for … [Read more...] about WHAT ARE MY DUTIES AS AN EXECUTOR?