Newsletters
December 2016
Does a 'Salary' stand up to scrutiny?
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission handed down a decision on 15 September 2016 that should encourage all employers to review the employment contracts or agreements they have with their employees.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
November 2016
Time to check you are paying your employees correctly
The Fair Work Commission fields thousands of inquiries from employees each year in respect to underpayment of wages and entitlements where an Employer has inadvertently failed to ensure they comply with minimum obligations under a Modern Award, Enterprise Agreement, National Employment Standards or the Fair Work Act (Cth) 2009.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
December 2015
Lawyers joins forces MRH Lawyers joins forces with White Ribbon Australia with White Ribbon Australia Bundaberg Ambassador Bundaberg Ambassador
After attending the recent White Ribbon Australia Breakfast in Bundaberg, Michael Waters of MRH Lawyers, in consultation with White Ribbon Australia Bundaberg Ambassador Rod Medew, have developed a ‘Special Personal Leave’ policy for employers in the Wide Bay region to implement in support of their employees who may be victims of domestic violence.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
September 2015
What Name Should I Buy the Property In?
When you have made the decision that you want to proceed with the purchase of a rural property this should be one of the very first questions you ask yourself before contacting the seller or agent to draft the contract.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
September 2015
What's in a Name?
Whilst the eloquent words of famous playwright William Shakespeare may have convinced us ‘that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet’, when it comes to business, a Trade Mark is as important, if not more, than the product itself.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
August 2015
Federal Court Delivers a Reminder About Redundancy
On 13 August, the Federal Court sided with the Maritime Union of Australia granting an injunction to stop the sacking of 97 Hutchison Port employees.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
August 2015
A Reminder About Minimum Wages
A story was circulated through the media recently regarding a business in Bundaberg being prosecuted by the Fair Work Ombudsman for failing to pay minimum wages. The underpayment was $28,000. On top of that other amounts were paid by way of a substitute penalty.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
Personal Assistant
Phone 07 4154 5502
June 2015
Sick Leave - when are you sick enough?
Every employer knows that in Winter, it is likely that employees will at some time be struck down with a flu or cold and whilst they could drag themselves into work, it is preferable that they keep their illness to themselves and have a day or two off. Without doubt, this counts as sick leave.
For further information, please contact:
Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
Personal Assistant
Phone 07 4154 5502
May 2015
Liability of Growers
The Racing Board has recently said that it has triggered a bigger enquiry than even the Fine Cotton affair in the early 80’s. It will continue for months, perhaps years. Now it’s the turn of the small crops industry.
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Partner
Phone 07 4154 5510
September 2014
Changes to Privacy Laws
In March 2014 the Federal Government introduced significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988. The most notable of these changes was the replacement of the 10 National Privacy Principles with 13 Australian Privacy Principles. The amended Privacy Act places a strong emphasis on organisations having an updated privacy policy in place and ensuring that staff have training in this policy.
Personal Assistant
Phone 07 4154 5502