High Court Clarifies Personal Leave Rules

On the 13th of August 2020, the High Court handed down its decision on how paid personal/carer’s leave is to be accrued and taken. In Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2020] HCA 29, the High Court has clarified that personal/carer’s leave is to accrue at the rate of 10 notional days per […]

Legal Liability When Your Business Email Has Been Hacked

By Elena Nelyubina and Eduard Barskyi In recent weeks, cybercriminals have been pivoting their methods to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we shed light on the legal position of businesses that fall victim to online scams and in particular to invoice fraud, which has become an increasingly popular type of online scam.

Guide to Annualised Salaries

AN EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO ANNUALISED SALARIES On 1 March 2020 the Fair Work Commission introduced new annualised salary provisions into many awards. There is a lot of confusion about annualised salaries, so we have created this guide to set out what employers need to know about them. Download the guide

Three Steps to Good Corporate Governance and Better Business

By Fiona Yiend If your role involves helping run a company you probably know that good corporate governance is essential for the successful and smooth operation of your business.  But you might not fully understand what that really entails or the extent of the business benefits that good corporate governance can deliver, and the risks […]

How to Create an Inclusive Work Environment That Avoids Workplace Bullying

By Hayley Furer Creating an inclusive workplace without bullying or discrimination not only means you stay on the right side of the law, but it leads to increased productivity and engaged employees. There are some simple steps to follow to create a more harmonious workplace and ensure that you are compliant.

How to Keep Employees Motivated and Avoid Attrition During Business Change

By Hayley Furer Change is inevitable in any business. In order to survive and grow, organisations must adapt to shifting demands and priorities. Regardless of the motivation or intended benefits, change can feel daunting to employees. Transitions in your business can lead to disengagement, lower productivity and even attrition.

How to Avoid Risk in Your Business Through Simple HR Policies and Processes

By Hayley Furer Change is inevitable in any business. In order to survive and grow, organisations must adapt to shifting demands and priorities. Regardless of the motivation or intended benefits, change can feel daunting to employees. Transitions in your business can lead to disengagement, lower productivity and even attrition. The good news is, through strong […]

Why Dumping Billable Hours Targets is Missing The Point

By Stanislav Roth This article was originally published in The Big Smoke The recent announcement from a national law firm that they are dumping billable hours targets for their lawyers was heralded as an innovative step, aimed at supporting a high-performance culture and flexibility for staff. While this move is commendable, the blunt reality is that […]

Source Legal: The game-changing law firm who won’t charge you for their time

This article was originally published in The Big Smoke. Clients of law firms would surely be forgiven if sometimes they perceive that they’re simply charged two or three times the cost of their lawyer’s salary plus expenses, without reference to the actual value provided. There are many instances of Australian SMEs forgoing the legal representation […]