Some Changes to Fair Work Act commenced on 1 January 2013

10 January 2013

Several Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 came into effect on 1 January 2013.  Other changes are intended to commence later in 2013. In addition to renaming Fair Work Australia the Fair Work Commission (the Commission), there are changes to the Act in relation to unfair dismissals, general protections and enterprise agreements. These are … Continued

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Great result achieved in WorkCover Prosecution

10 January 2013

Our Workplace Relations lawyers recently acted for  a client in proceedings before the NSW Industrial Relations Court brought by WorkCover NSW. WorkCover charged our client with a breach of  the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 following the death of a worker in 2009.

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Indicators of Insolvency

7 January 2013

The Courts frequently need to consider whether or not a company or individual is insolvent and if so, when that insolvency started and when various people should have suspected it. This usually occurs when a liquidator or bankruptcy trustee commences a recovery action. It is also a critical issue for directors of companies when liquidators … Continued

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Security of Payment Act Still a Mystery?

7 January 2013

This  is a quick blurb about the Security of Payment Act that may help you understand it, and use it. Construction Trade Industry Lawyers have had many successes this year- getting payment for them by using the Act.

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What is required for Home Building Contracts

21 December 2012

As stated by the Department of fair Trading when entering into Contracts where any work is undertake in respect of Residential Units or Home Building members should take the following into consideration: 1. Contracts for works valued at over $1,000 to $5,000.Jobs worth between $1,001 (including GST) and $5,000 must be in writing and preferably … Continued

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How the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) affects the construction industry

21 December 2012

If you administering a contract: where goods or equipment are located at another party’s premises; that involves hire equipment on a long-term basis; that contains Romalpa (retention of title) clauses;

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Insolvency – checking the health of your business

21 December 2012

Companies are focusing on defensive strategies to protect their businesses in light of the economic downturn and diminishing credit availability. ASIC has also announced its major focus will be on Directors to ensure that they have taken the appropriate steps where their companies have become insolvent.

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Legal Services for the Construction Industry

13 December 2012

Commercial and Contractual Advice Security of Payment and Debt Recovery Assistance Building Defects and Home Warranty Insurance Claims Training Representation Workplace Relations Workplace Health & Safety Find out more  

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