4 Tips for Collecting Debt before the end of the year

CTI Lawyers are well experienced in debt collection and letters of demand. If you are struggling with the collection of debts for your business, contact CTI Lawyers on 02 9021 9699.

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Has your payment claim been properly served?

Have you served a payment claim for works your company has undertaken? When serving payment claims under the NECA Legal advises that when serving payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (Act) it is crucial to ensure the validity of such a claim to guarantee its enforceability. A … Continued

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Expanding the Scope of Unconscionable Conduct

27 May 2021

The recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd (2020) (Quantum Housing Group case) has clarified the law regarding unconscionable conduct. This is a crucial decision for consumers and small businesses as it expands the scope for which unconscionable conduct is prohibited in … Continued

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FairWork Commission confirms employee was fairly dismissed for refusing the flu vaccination

30 April 2021

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, Ms Bou-Jamie Barber v Goodstart Early Learning, has considered whether it was lawful and reasonable for an employer to terminate an employee who refused to obtain a flu vaccination that was directed by the employer. In this case, the dismissal was valid on the basis that the … Continued

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Right of Entry Permit Requirements upheld by the ABCC

30 April 2021

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘Act’) enables union officials to enter workplaces for specific purposes. This may include the investigation of suspected breaches of the Act or the exercise of rights under state work health and safety laws. However, a question has been raised as to whether union officials have an obligation to show … Continued

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Webinar Session 1: A Guide to assist Employers with Termination of Employment

30 April 2021

Ending an employee’s employment within your business is an extremely delicate and complex undertaking. The webinar will go a long way in assisting you in getting it right and highlights some of the pitfalls you may face when dealing with this difficult and often unpleasant task. The webinar references the Fair Work Act 2009 (CTH). … Continued

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Learn How to Enforce a Judgement Debt against a debtor

8 December 2020

After receiving a Court judgement that orders a debtor to pay you money, this does not always mean that you will be paid. In many cases, after receipt of the judgement, most creditors still need to take further steps to ensure they are paid. Marina Galatoulas, Solicitor at CTI Lawyers, will discuss the steps involved … Continued

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Changes to Overtime Calculations for Casual Employees affective from 20 November, 2020

16 November 2020

From 20 November 2020, employers are now required to apply the compounding approach when calculating the pay of their casual employees who work overtime. This means that the employee is required to pay time and a half, double time and double time and a half on the rate that is inclusive of the casual loading. … Continued

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A guide on managing bullying and harassment in the workplace

7 November 2020

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) states that a worker is bullied if an individual or group of individuals “repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards the worker or a group of workers of which the worker is a member” while the worker is at work and the “behaviour creates a risk to health and safety”. The … Continued

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5 Key Contract Clauses for Contractors When Negotiating Contracts

5 November 2020

In this webinar, Jacques Nel from CTI Lawyers will discuss the 5 Key Clauses for contractors when negotiating contracts. Key takeaways include: 1. Security and recourse to security;2. Risk of errors, ambiguities and inconsistencies in contract documentation3. Delays and extension of time;4. Liquidated damages and delay costs. For more information contact CTI Lawyers on 02 … Continued

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Extension of Schedule I under the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020

On 30 September, the Fair Work Commission extended the operation of Schedule I in the Clerks Private Sector Award until 30 November 2020. Schedule I contains various provisions aimed at preserving the business viability during the COVID-19 pandemic. For administrative employees covered by this Award, subject to meeting all of the requirements in Schedule I, … Continued

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Fair Work Flexibilities – Legacy Employers

The Covid-19 pandemic has had drastic impacts on the Australian economy. The Australian Federal Government has implemented schemes such as JobKeeper in response to preserve the employer-employee relationship and keep businesses and employees in work. The second phase of the JobKeeper scheme begins from 28 September 2020. It allows legacy employers who were previously qualified … Continued

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