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CoINVEST for the construction industry

The construction industry is one of the only industries that has a portable long service scheme, which enables workers to take long service leave after a period of service in the industry, rather than with a single employer. If you are an employer in the construction industry in Victoria, chances … Continue reading

Unit trust or company? Which structure is right for your new restaurant?

Although we suggest speaking to a lawyer and accountant to give you advice on the best business structure for you, it helps to have some information around your options.  Setting up a new restaurant is an exciting time but you want to make sure it is done properly and in … Continue reading

What is a general protections claim and when can you bring one?

The general protections provisions are part of the Fair Work Act, and aim to protect employees’ rights and prevent action being taken against them because the employee has a particular attribute, or have exercised a right that is open to them. Essentially, general protections claims are available to employees where … Continue reading

When should superannuation be paid to contractors?

Many people are unaware that in many cases, they are obliged to pay superannuation for their contractors. The Superannuation Guarantee requires that if an eligible person is paid more than $450 in a month, their employer or the person who engaged them must pay super. The ATO directs that you … Continue reading

Tree disputes – a common problem with a confusing resolution process

Tree disputes may appear to be a minor issue until it actually happens to you, and then you may find all you can think/talk/dream about is that tree, and the disagreement with your neighbour becomes personal. Tree disputes are common and can be quite serious – trees subject to dispute … Continue reading

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