Transferring Employees on Sale of a Business

A significant life
changing event occurs when you either buy or sell a business.

The excitement of
becoming a new owner or retiring after years of toil could prove to be a
nightmare if details of the sale are not properly documented (including how the
parties deal with transferring employees).

Employees may fall
into different categories such as casual, permanent or […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Employment Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The myths surrounding young workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is out to correct many misconceptions regarding young workers.  This is because too many employers mistakenly believe that a range of practices involving young workers are acceptable when they are actually unlawful.  This is concerning due to the Ombudsman treating cases involving young people more seriously which means they […]

Employment Law – Factsheet

 

 

 

FACT SHEET – EMPLOYMENT LAW
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND AN EMPLOYEE?
When preparing contracts in relation to the engagement of a worker it is important to determine whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. There are important differences in your obligations to the worker depending on the worker’s status.

Over […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Checklist – Is your worker a genuine contractor?

If you answer yes to most of these questions, it is likely that the worker is an independent contractor:
 Does the worker decide how and where the work is performed?
 Does the worker decide when the work is performed?
 Does the worker bear the cost of delay if deadlines are not met?
 Can the […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

You don’t know what you don’t know

 

You don’t know what you don’t know, until it is too late!
“You don’t know what you don’t know son”, the immortal words of a bespectacled, older and greyer colleague of mine when I lamented what I saw as the stupidity of the predicament of a client of mine in my very early years as […]