The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill has recently been assented to. It will become law from 1 April 2019, and makes three key changes that employers and employees should know about. These are: employees who are affected by domestic violence can request paid domestic violence leave; such employees can also make a request for… Read More.

Are you moving out of town or sending goods anytime soon? If the answer to this question is yes, you may want some insight as to what happens if your goods get damaged during freight and what you can do about it. Are you covered? The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 governs the various… Read More.

  The recent enforced receivership of national construction firm Ebert Construction has thrust receiverships back into the spotlight. With some 95 staff laid off and creditors owed around $40 million, the consequences of a high-profile company being forced into a receivership are apparent. Nonetheless, many people involved in the construction industry, and the general public,… Read More.

If you’re thinking of building from scratch, either with a house and land package or you’re buying a section, it pays to research and conduct due diligence which could end up saving you time, money, stress and heartache. Whether it’s a dream home you’re planning or a family bach, the details are important to get… Read More.

Technology is changing the way we work and think. There is an expectation in the modern connected world that employees will always be available to respond to the employer’s or customer’s demands. A lack of availability or responsiveness is often perceived as detrimental to competitive advantage. At the start of last year France introduced a… Read More.

George Orwell wrote literary criticism and one of his best known books is the dystopian novel ‘1984’. The novel was written in 1947 and identified such terms as ‘Big Brother’, ‘doublethink’ and ‘newspeak’ which have become part of everyday language. Who would have thought 70 years later we would still be grappling with the same… Read More.

The Me Too movement and the use of its hashtag on social media has changed the way many employers should view the workplace environment. There is no question that many of the stories of assaults and harassment including sexual harassment that have emerged are truly shocking, and abusive behaviour needs to be stamped out. Workplace… Read More.

Many people assume when they have entered into a binding record of settlement to resolve an employment relationship problem, that will be an end of the matter, other than for enforcement purposes. Well, not always so. It is well established that records of settlement must specify exactly what the legal issues are that are being… Read More.