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Can an employee be dismissed for misconduct following a work function?

July 6 2015 An employee's misconduct during and following his work's Christmas function was the subject of a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission…

Online medical certificates: genuine fake, genuine, or just fake?

November 8 2017 Online medical certificate platforms claim that their value is in freeing-up an under-resourced health care system by providing a faster and easier…

When to dismiss without notice— recent cases on summary dismissal

August 17 2016 Where an employee engages in conduct that an employer considers not only justifies dismissal but warrants summary dismissal, it is important to…

Parental rights and responsibility - gay and lesbian couples

July 22 2013 There are important factors that same sex couples with children, or who are planning to have children, need to consider.

How to punish bad behaviour

July 27 2017 Generally, punishment for misbehaving or underperforming employees ranges from a formal or informal warning, to termination of employment - with very…

Having faith in good faith

April 6 2020 Over the last month landlords and tenants have been grappling with their responses to the impact of COVID-19 on tenants' financial obligations under…

Eight things we learnt from the PM's press conference about the proposed mandatory industry code for commercial leases

April 3 2020 Following the Prime Minister's press conference this afternoon, landlords and tenants will have to wait a bit longer for complete clarity, but one…

Who's got my back as a court appointed liquidator?

April 2 2020 In non-coronavirus news for the insolvency sector, the 26 March judgment of the NSW Supreme Court in Aardwolf Industries LLC v Riad Tayeh provides…

Directors' Duties: Federal Court gives Directors a 'heads up' on s180(1)

April 2 2020 The Storm Financial saga rears its ugly head once more, this time with some sage advice for Directors on how to interpret their duty of care and…

COVID-19: Temporary changes to insolvency laws

April 2 2020 On 23 March 2020, the Federal Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 (the COVID Act). The COVID Act received…