Free seminar: 3 workplace risks every business can avoid

By Lewis Holdway / September 18, 2017 /

You are invited to a free seminar on “3 workplace risks every business can avoid”. Obtain a practical understanding of the three key risks for employers when managing staff. Ask any employer and they will tell that you that their Number One worry is their staff: finding them, keeping them and contracting with them, paying them…

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Termination of Employee by Administrators

Administrators lack faith: when termination of an employee can go wrong for an Administrator

By Lewis Holdway / September 11, 2017 /

The recent decision of South Head & District Synagogue (Sydney)(Administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 823 is a wake up call to Administrators and how they handle employees, particularly employees whose contracts contain particular religious belief systems or individuals who hold an office.  In this decision, His Honour Judge Brereton granted injunctive relief to a Rabbi preventing…

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Solutions for your Workplace Issues

By Lewis Holdway / September 1, 2017 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

Check out the latest post relating to Bullying on our dedicated Employment Law website 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 /

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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