APRA to Impose Strict Cyber Security Rules

Data Protection continues to be a subject of sweeping legal reforms and public concern, both in Australia and internationally. Last month, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) followed suit when it finalised its new prudential standard designed to shore up information security across the finance industry. The new standard, CPS 234, will come into effect [...]

2018-12-05T21:50:30+00:00December 5th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, Data Protection|Comments Off on APRA to Impose Strict Cyber Security Rules

PPSR: Boring as hell, but important for Landlords!

Have you registered your tenant’s security deposit on the Personal Property Securities Register? If not, the deposit may be less secure than you think. A tricky issue for commercial landlords when entering into a new lease of their premises is the type of security to insist upon from the new tenant in order to guard [...]

2018-10-03T05:54:17+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Property|Comments Off on PPSR: Boring as hell, but important for Landlords!

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?