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Travel exemption for Australians

Travel Exemption for Australians Ordinarily Resident Outside Australia

03.09.21

From 11 August 2021, all Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents normally living overseas, will now need to obtain a travel exemption before departing Australia. There is no longer an automatic exemption from Australia’s travel restrictions. Read More.

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My Employer Forced me to Resign

18.08.21

Have you been forced to resign? The Fair Work Act sets out your rights as an employee, ensuring that your hard-earned money is not wasted. Click the below link to read more on your employee rights and potential remedies under the Fair Work Act. Alternatively, if you are running a small to medium size business and have being wrongly accused of unfairly of forcing an employee to resign, click the below link to understand your obligations generally. Read More.

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Don’t Wait, Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy

12.08.21

Have you been unfairly dismissed or made redundant? The Fair Work Act sets out your rights as an employee, ensuring that your hard-earned money is not wasted. Click the below link to read more on your employee rights and potential remedies under the Fair Work Act. Alternatively, if you are running a small to medium size business and have being wrongly accused of unfairly dismissing an employee, click the below link to understand your obligations generally. Read More.

casual conversion

Fair Work Casual Conversion Deadline Looming: An Employer's Legal Guide

09.08.21

Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) have imposed significant obligations on employers in relation to their casual workers. Among these is the requirement for certain employers to assess and convert certain casual employees to permanent (full-time or part-time) employment by the deadline of 27 September 2021. Read More.

Galaxy Developments

Galaxy Developments Pty Ltd | Time is of the Essence

05.08.21

The recent case of Civil Contractors (Aust) Pty Ltd v Galaxy Developments Pty Ltd & Ors; Jones v Galaxy Developments Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] QCA 10, demonstrates why, under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld), adjudicators must make their determinations within the legislative timeframe. Read More.

adjudication process

Building Industry Fairness Act Part 3: The Adjudication Process

21.07.21

This is the third article in our three-part series regarding the operations of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017, where we explore The Adjudication Process. Read More.

Business Health Check

Free Business Health Check: Get ready for the new financial year

20.07.21

With the new financial year here, now is the best time to reassess your business’s practices with our business health check. Read More.

Franchising Code Amendments

Franchising Code Amendments: In force 1 July 2021

06.07.21

On 1 July 2021 amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct took effect. The Franchising Code Amendments further tighten the obligations on Franchisors in a number of respects. In particular, in relation to disclosure, with both new and amended documentation required. Read More.

Australian Law Awards

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021

29.06.21

Ramsden Lawyers has been recognised in several categories for the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Law Firm of the Year, and Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year. Read More.

Coercive Control

Recognising and Criminalising Coercive Control Behaviours

28.06.21

The recent, heightened media focus on domestic violence highlights the need for the community to take a more proactive approach to identifying domestic violence behaviours and criminalising coercive control. Read More.

Issuing a Payment Schedule

Building Industry Fairness Act Part 2: Issuing a Payment Schedule

02.06.21

This is the second article in our three-part series regarding the operations of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (‘BIF Act’). The BIF Act was introduced primarily to simplify the procedure for recovering payments owing to contractors in the building and construction industry. Read More.

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UK’s Largest Property Settlement Claim

21.05.21

UK’s largest property settlement claim, the property pool and the homemaker’s entitlement Read More.