When the Keating government introduced compulsory superannuation back in the 1992 it changed the way Australians think about funding their retirement. It has also meant that, outside of the family home, superannuation now forms a…Read More
I recently had a client ask me what would happen if he died without a Will. His initial concern was that the estate would “go to the government”. I reassured him that that would only happen if there were no relatives entitled under the legislation in place…Read More
The Fair Work Commission decision of James Deeth v Milly Hill Pty Ltd  FWC 6422 shows that whilst serious misconduct outside the workplace can be a valid basis for dismissal, the employer must still afford the employee procedural fairness.Read More
No one wants a workplace where humour is outlawed, but employers must make sure that their employees are not exposed to language they may consider offensive or inappropriate.
What is “offensive” will usually depend upon the context in which the language is used and the sensitivity of the listener.Read More