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Christmas shutdown and staff entitlements:

If you own a business and want to shut down over Christmas and New Year, there is nothing stopping you from doing this. However, make sure you understand any obligations you have that will continue during this time. If you decide to close down, you must still pay your full-time … Continue reading

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

Dismissing an employee when they are on personal leave – when is this allowed?

Managing performance and terminating employment are unfortunately sometimes necessary parts of running a business, and as an employer, it’s crucial to make sure you go about these things in the right way. If you need to terminate somebody’s employment, you need to ensure that you have grounds to do this, … Continue reading

Licencing IP – What are the considerations?

Exclusive, non-exclusive, or sole licence: Basically – what degree of exclusivity will the IP licence grant to the licensee? This will depend on both parties’ particular wishes, and the kind of IP being licenced. An exclusive licence means that only the licensee is allowed to access and use the IP … Continue reading

Portable Long Service Leave – what employers in the community service, contract cleaning and security industries need to know

In September 2018, the Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) was passed by Victorian Parliament, with the provisions of the Bill to come into effect in mid-2019. The Bill introduced significant changes to the way that long service leave operates in the community service, contract cleaning and security … Continue reading

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