Cashing Out Annual Leave

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By a decision handed down on 3 August 2016, the Fair Work Commission has given millions of employees nation-wide the option of cashing out their annual leave rather than being required to take time out from work for holidays. Whilst already possible for employees subject to enterprise agreements and employees who have been award/agreement free under the... Read more » Read more...

Beware Automatic Contract Renewal Clauses

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How long does your contract with your internet provider last?  Or with your water cooler contractor? Or your ad words agency; waste removal contractor; consultants; lessor or hiring contractor; or your communications provider? You might believe that your contract lasts for one year (or whatever term you have negotiated with your supplier) but you may... Read more » Read more...

Recent changes to Victorian Building Laws

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The Victorian Government has made recent changes to Victorian building laws which came into effect on 4 July 2016.  The changes extend the powers of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and will affect building practitioners, building surveyors, owner builders and all home owners. The aim of the changes is to increase consumer protection in the domestic... Read more » Read more...

New consumer reforms affecting domestic builders

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The Victorian Government has introduced the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 with new consumer reforms affecting domestic builders. The reforms include some dramatic and important changes as a first stage of reform following problems with domestic building identified by the Victorian Auditor General earlier in May 2015. The changes include: a new dispute... Read more » Read more...