Employer Related Employment Law

Legally Yours and Silicon Beach Group present ‘Understanding Independent Contractors vs Employees’ with Paul Cott from Law on Lydiard
Employer Related Employment Law
Legally Yours and Silicon Beach Group present ‘Understanding Independent Contractors vs Employees’ with Paul Cott from Law on Lydiard

Legally Yours, together with the Silicon Beach Group, presented a virtual legal lunch and learn session with Paul Cott from Law on Lydiard on Monday 24th February 2020. In this legal lunch and learn session, hear from Paul Cott from Law on Lydiard explain the difference between independent contractors and employees, and the perils of […]

CV-19 Federal Government Stimulus Package
Employer Related Employment Law
CV-19 Federal Government Stimulus Package

Legislation will be introduced by the Federal Government in the parliamentary sitting week commencing 21 March 2020. The Government appears confident that these measures will be passed by the upper and lower houses. I have summarised the 6 elements of the stimulus package. Detailed information can be found on the Treasury website, here.  I hope that […]

Legal FAQs from COVID-19
Employer Related Employment Law
Legal FAQs from COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation is developing so quickly across the world and here in Australia that we are all scrambling to keep up. I am seeing some consistencies in the issues clients are raising, hopefully you will find this information useful. Employment Questions Leave & Working from Home WHY ARE BUSINESSES ASKING EMPLOYEES TO WORK FROM […]

The Who’s and Why’s of Redundancy
Employer Related Employment Law
The Who’s and Why’s of Redundancy

The often complex and difficult process of implementing redundancies can put significant financial and personal stress on both employers and employees. Once the decision to begin the redundancy process has been made, and employees have been consulted about proposed workplace changes, it is necessary to select who will be made redundant, establish why they will […]

Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home
Employer Related Employment Law
Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home

This article deals with the following questions: When does an employer owe a duty with respect to occupational health and safety to employees who work from home? What are those duties under the OHS Act 2004? What can or should an employer do to fulfil any obligation owed to employees who work from home? Do […]

Requirements for Paying Out Redundancies
Employer Related Employment Law
Requirements for Paying Out Redundancies

Ensuring that redundancies proceed as smoothly as possible can be a difficult exercise. In this, our final article in our three-part series on redundancy, we discuss the requirements around paying out redundancies. ​After having firstly decided to implement redundancies, and successfully established who will be made redundant it is important to ensure that the correct […]

Hiring casual employees – a warning issued to employers by the Federal Court
Employer Related Employment Law
Hiring casual employees – a warning issued to employers by the Federal Court

Determining whether to classify employees as casual or permanent is a significant decision for any employer. When making such a determination, employers must give consideration to the nature and continuity of work to be undertaken by the employee and the viability of paying casual loading – an amount typically 25% higher than an employee’s base […]