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How to avoid common traps in employment contracts How to avoid common traps in employment contracts

Published on 12 December 2017: Employment contracts are a very popular means of engaging an employee. The problem is, they are often stacked with clauses and conditions that favour the employer.

Unfair dismissal: who can sue and what to do? Unfair dismissal: who can sue and what to do?

Published on 05 December 2017: Employment lawyer and unfair dismissal expert Mark Comito offers advice on how to improve your chances of winning an unfair dismissal case.

How does a WorkCover Common Law claim work? How does a WorkCover Common Law claim work?

Published on 23 November 2017: It is well understood that serious injuries that are caused by an employer’s negligence in maintaining health and safety standards typically attract large compensation payouts, but exactly how does the process work?

A day to remember loved ones lost to road trauma and the importance of road safety A day to remember loved ones lost to road trauma and the importance of road safety

Published on 21 November 2017: The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is organised by the World Health Organisation each year on the third Sunday in November.

To litigate or not to litigate? - the Federal Redress Scheme To litigate or not to litigate? - the Federal Redress Scheme

Published on 20 November 2017: As the Commonwealth Government’s Redress scheme continues to be debated, we address a question that many clients have asked of us - whether to litigate or not?

Australia votes YES to marriage equality – now what? Australia votes YES to marriage equality – now what?

Published on 15 November 2017: Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that 61.6% of voters said yes to marriage equality, with 133 out of 150 electorates having a majority of yes votes.

Christmas heralds increased cases of family law Christmas heralds increased cases of family law

Published on 13 November 2017: The end of the year is typically the busiest time in family law in Victoria. Every October and November, we are approached by clients from all walks of life and for myriad reasons, seeking to formalise their divorce.

Will sex abuse redress scheme work without States and churches? Will sex abuse redress scheme work without States and churches?

Published on 09 November 2017: How will the proposed redress scheme for survivors of institutional childhood sexual abuse work without the support of State governments and non-government institutions?

How can my super fund help if I’m ill or injured? How can my super fund help if I’m ill or injured?

Published on 02 November 2017: Most people who are ill or injured don't realise that they may have a number of insurance entitlements that sit behind their Superannuation fund.

Redress Scheme will deny compensation to many survivors Redress Scheme will deny compensation to many survivors

Published on 27 October 2017: A Bill to be introduced into parliament - if enacted, will establish a Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse - but has been met with disappointment.

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