Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

The recent crisis plaguing the ABC following the shock sacking of managing director, Michelle Guthrie, has thrown the spotlight on some important considerations that employers must keep in mind when terminating the employment of senior executives. If you’ve been following the dramatic events at the national broadcaster, you will know that Ms Guthrie has engaged [...]

2018-10-03T05:33:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

Do Your Casual Employees Have the Right to Convert to Permanent Employment?

Currently there are a number of modern awards which include a casual conversion clause which broadly provides employees with the right to convert to permanent employment if employed on a regular and systematic basis, for a period of 6 or 12 months (depending on the award). The Fair Work Commission has recently finalised a model [...]

2018-09-05T23:30:35+00:00September 5th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Do Your Casual Employees Have the Right to Convert to Permanent Employment?

Assignment of a Lease: When Can a Landlord Refuse to Consent?

We are often approached by landlord clients who are faced with the following tricky decision: Should I consent to a lease assignment (transfer) at my commercial property in circumstances where the proposed new tenant has few assets and little business experience? It is a stressful decision, particularly where the current tenant looks to be in [...]

2018-09-05T23:25:32+00:00September 5th, 2018|Business Advice, Contracts, Property|Comments Off on Assignment of a Lease: When Can a Landlord Refuse to Consent?