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Recovering Overdue Strata Levies in NSW

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In NSW, owners corporations can commence legal proceedings to recover unpaid strata levies, subject to sufficient notice being given. Section 86 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 permits an owners corporation to commence legal...

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Employee’s right to disconnect after hours

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The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023 has passed Parliament and will grant employees the right to disconnect after hours. Overview of the laws All Australian employees will have the right...

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The Strategic Moves in Tiger Woods’ New Brand Launch and Trademark Insights

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We are excited to bring you the latest article, which delves into the intriguing world of trademark law and brand strategy, spotlighting the recent developments involving Tiger Woods and his new venture. Tiger Woods and...

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Role and Duties of an Executor

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The estate administration process can be a difficult time, particularly after the loss of a loved one.  Many people will have heard of the word “executor” but may not understand what the job entails.  ...

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Focus on Statutory Demands #3: The Strict Requirement to Particularise Debt

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It is vital that creditors sufficiently identify and particularise the debt they are seeking payment of in a statutory demand. Failure to do so may lead to a Court setting the statutory demand aside. This...

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Navigating the Menace of Fraudulent Reviews: A Guide to Protecting Your Company

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In the digital realm, online reviews wield substantial influence over consumer decisions. While genuine testimonials can bolster your brand, fraudulent reviews pose a serious threat. This article highlights the risks of such reviews on websites...

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What happens to your Trade mark if you don’t use it?

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Trade marks play a crucial role in the business world by distinguishing the goods or services of one entity from those of another. However, owning a trade mark comes with responsibilities, one of the most...

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Landmark Payout Awarded to Employee Sexually Harassed by Sydney Jeweller in Taylor v August and Pemberton Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1313

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As of December 2022, employers have had a positive duty under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (“SDA”) to take proactive measures to eliminate and prevent, as far as possible, unlawful sex discrimination, sex-based harassment,...

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FWC orders worker back to work after positive cocaine test

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The Fair Work Commission has ordered Sydney Trains to reinstate a worker who tested positive for cocaine when he returned to work after eight days’ leave. A range of mitigating factors, including no evidence that...

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Cracking the Consultation Code: Complying with Employers’ Obligation to Consult Employees Before Implementing Major Workplace Changes

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All modern awards and enterprise agreements include a provision requiring employers to “consult” with employees prior to enacting certain changes likely to have a significant effect on employees, the workplace and/or their employment. Section 389(1)...

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New Fixed Term Contract Restrictions Apply from 6 December 2023

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Employers may recall that significant restrictions on the use of fixed term contracts were introduced in the Secure Jobs Better Pay amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 which were voted up in the Commonwealth...

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Kellogg’s Rebrands to Kellanova

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Kellogg’s Australia, an iconic brand for nearly a century, is evolving and rebranding as “Kellanova.” This transformation is part of a global shift initiated by Kellogg’s US headquarters in 2022 to divide the multinational into...

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