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Solutions for your Workplace Issues

By Lewis Holdway / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

At Lewis Holdway Lawyers, we understand that your employees are both your biggest asset and your biggest cost. We know that you might worry about how to:  Keep your staff Keep them accountable Manage them Deal with workplace bullying Terminate/dismiss them Protect your business Avoid an unfair dismissal claim Manage an unfair dismissal claim If…

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Preparing your Business for Growth - Free Seminar

Free “Preparing Your Business for Growth” Seminar!

By Lewis Holdway / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

We know that managing a business involves a lot to ensure that you’re on the right track for sustainable business growth. Come along to a free information session brought to you by Bendigo Bank in conjunction with Lewis Holdway Lawyers to learn about positioning your business for growth to avoid the unexpected pitfalls that could cost…

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Restraint of Trade Provisions: Be careful making changes to employment arrangements

By Lewis Holdway / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The recent decision of Crowe Horwath (Aust) -v- Loone [2017] VCSA 181, has held that restraint of trade provisions are unenforceable if the employer varies and therefore repudiates the contract. In this decision, the Court found that the employer had lost its ability to restrain its former employee from setting up in competition because it…

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Unfair Dismissal: Investigation closed? Failure to do so cost employee dearly

By Lewis Holdway / August 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The recent decision of Rust v Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 3426, is a timely reminder to employers that seek to terminate an employee for a series of misconduct events. Workplace Investigation Opened… In this case, the employee, a captain of a ship, had been investigated for misconduct in 2014 and then…

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Adam Foster Tips to Avoid Unfair Dismissal

5 Tips to Avoid Unfair Dismissal Claims

By Lewis Holdway / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Are you thinking of terminating an employee? It can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t need to be. Find out what you need to know to avoid unfair dismissal claims. Adam Foster, Employment and Workplace Lawyer, gives you 5 important tips for ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.   Adam Foster give…

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Redundancy and Parental Leave: Failure to consult an employee results in Injunction

By Lewis Holdway / August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

A Failure to Consult by the Employer In a recent case of Lee -v- Mission Australia [2017] FWC 3557, the Fair Work Commission took the rare step of granting an injunction to prevent the employer from making an employee redundant who was on parental leave. This case demonstrates why employers need to ensure they are…

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Pre-Emptive Strike Stops Bullying Order

By Lewis Holdway / July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Check out the latest post relating to Bullying on our dedicated Employment Law website www.youremploymentlawyer.com.au. Pre-Emptive Strike Stops Bullying Order

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Increases to minimum wage, superannuation and unfair dismissal cap

By Lewis Holdway / July 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

1 July 2017 brought a number of changes that directly affect employees and employers. Following the Fair Work Commission’s decision on 6 June 2017, both the national minimum wage rate and the modern award minimum wage rates will increase by 3.3% from the first full pay period after 1 July 2017. Whilst the superannuation guarantee…

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Payroll that just doesn’t pay: Accountants targeted for accessorial liability in underpayment claims

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Adam Foster In the recent case of FWO -v- Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810, the Federal Circuit Court recently held an accounting firm liable as an accessory to an employer’s underpayment of wages and breach of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“Act”). In 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO“)…

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More than words: An Award coverage employee can still claim even though he was over the unfair dismissal cap

By Lewis Holdway / June 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Substance over form. That was the sting in the tail in a recent jurisdictional hearing before the Fair Work Commission. It sounds obvious, and straight forward. But in Kaufman v Jones Lang Lasalle [2017] FWS 2623, the employer learned this lesson the hard way. This case is a warning to all employers about ensuring that…

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