Litigation & Dispute Resolution

27 05, 2024

The Ins and Outs of Employment Contracts – Giving Notice and the Final Pay Packet

Part 3 In Parts 1 and 2 of our three-part article series, we looked at the ways an employee’s contract of employment can be brought to an end and the circumstances which may render such termination lawful or

27 05, 2024

The Ins and Outs of Employment Contracts – Lawful and Unlawful Termination

Part 1 Employers and employees often face legal issues when an employment contract is coming to an end. In the first of a series of articles, we will explore some of these issues, including the grounds for lawfully

19 05, 2019

Company Officers, Professional Advisors and Liquidators – a Heads Up!

May 2019 | James Freidman Employee entitlements and the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) In a liquidation situation, employees of a business are particularly vulnerable as ‘unsecured creditors’. Through the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme, the Australian Government provides financial assistance

25 03, 2019

Genuine Redundancy vs Unfair Dismissal. It Pays to Know the Difference! 

March 2019 | Scott Freidman The recent case of Ken McShane v Port of Newcastle [2019] FWC 177 has restated the general principles applied in determining whether an employee has been let go as a result of a genuine

18 02, 2019

Risks Posed by Departing Employees: Is Your Business Protected?

February 2019 | Kieran Kelly We have recently been asked to advise several clients in relation to the protections they have in place from former employees who have joined a competitor. The scenario often takes a common form: a

15 08, 2018

Is your company experiencing financial difficulty?

August 2018 | Scott Freidman There are many reasons why a company might find itself in financial difficulty. Even if your company appears to be running well, it is important to know what to do if things go wrong.

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