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5 Things You Need to Check Before Signing a Business Lease

5 Things You Need to Check Before Signing a Business Lease

Below are five things you need to check before signing a business lease. 1. Factor in rent payments As a tenant, you are required to pay an amount – often referred to as your rent – for occupying the premises. This amount is usually paid to your landlord or managing agent each month. Calculate how… Read More

personal-liability for company directors

Personal Liability for Company Directors

A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’). The effect of incorporation gives the company a separate entity, distinct from its directors and shareholders. It can enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its own right. The Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) is the Government body authorised… Read More

Restraint of Trade Clauses

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints?

Much damage can be done to a business when an executive or senior manager resigns, taking with them valuable customer and confidential information. Restraint of trade clauses, or post-employment restraints, play a crucial role in protecting the legitimate interests of the employer. In order to protect business interests employment contracts should contain protections which operate… Read More

social media and employment law

Will my Facebook post affect my employment?

Can an employer intervene in an employees use of social media outside work? A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission has shed some light on this question showing that having a detailed workplace policy can provide better protection for your company from damaging posts made by employees. Further, the decision has shown that employees… Read More

Why Employers Should Seek Professional Legal Advice Before Employee Termination – Employee Wins $5.2M in a Recent Case

Employee Wins $5.2M in a Recent Case – Employee Termination

Why Employers Should Seek Professional Legal Advice Before Employee Termination In a recent Federal Court case, a former senior employee of TechnologyOne has been awarded $5.2 million in damages (plus interest) under the general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) as well as for a breach of contract with respect to incentive… Read More