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Fired for using Facebook after hours Employment lawyer melbourne

Fired for using Facebook after hours: It's possible.

By Lewis Holdway / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed a proactive employer’s approach to investigating an out of hours incident involving an employee, social media and inappropriate material. In the decision Cowell v Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 174, the Commission allowed an employee’s sacking for misconduct even though the employer…

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ChildSafe Australia Road Show

ChildSafe Australia Road Show

By Lewis Holdway / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Lewis Holdway are proud to be part of the ChildSafe Road Show series of events around Australia. You can view the locations of the road show events here.  The ChildSafe Australia Road Show is responding to the Royal Commission Enquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and offers low cost information sessions for community…

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Excessive Surcharges

Excessive Surcharges

By Lewis Holdway / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which prohibited large businesses from charging excessive surcharges for processing credit card, debit card or EFTPOS transactions have been extended to apply to any business that is either located in Australia or uses an Australian bank. This change came into effect on 1 September 2017. The…

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Volunteer | Bullying claim | Fair Work | Not for profit organisation | Employment Law Melbourne

Volunteer cleared to make a stop bullying claim against NFP

By Lewis Holdway / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

The recent decision of Peter Ryan –v- RSL Queensland (“Ryan’s case”) is an important reminder for all not for profit organisations.  No matter how big or small, where you have volunteers and employees, volunteers will more than likely be able to access the Fair Work anti bullying regime if they are deemed a worker. In…

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Cartel Conduct | Competition Law | Competition Lawyers Melbourne | Lewis Holdway

ACCC to crack down on cartel conduct

By Lewis Holdway / January 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Reshma Farrer The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”), Rod Sims, has indicated that 2018 will involve the competition watchdog pursuing criminal cartel cases against a number of Australian businesses. It is expected that Mr Sim will conduct three to four domestic-based criminal cartel actions in 2018 against companies of varying…

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Privacy Act Changes | Business Law Melbourne | Lewis Holdway Lawyers

Privacy Act Changes

By Lewis Holdway / January 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

In early 2017 we published an article outlining the elements of the new Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) and how it will affect businesses. As the effective date of 22 February 2018 approaches quickly, here is a recap of the changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and some tips…

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performance manage employee employment lawyer melbourne

How to effectively manage the performance of your employee

By Lewis Holdway / December 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Once you’ve got employees, at some point you might be forced to address underperformance of an employee. It’s important to consider what outcome you are trying to achieve. It’s also important to conduct the process with a view to avoiding an unfair dismissal claim should the process result in termination of the employee. Your Employment…

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Sale or Purchase of Business

Hoping to buy or sell a private health practice? Look no further.

By Lewis Holdway / December 11, 2017 / Comments Off on Hoping to buy or sell a private health practice? Look no further.

Having worked with a number of purchasers and vendors of health practices, we’re familiar with the ins and outs of how these transactions work. Whether you’re involved in or looking to be involved in a dentist, physiotherapy or general practice medical clinic, there are certain things you need to look out for. Are you buying…

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ipso facto insolvency reforms

Ipso Facto Insolvency Law Reforms – What They Mean For Your Business

By Lewis Holdway / December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The ipso facto reforms, which are expected to come into effect on 1 January 2018, are likely to have a substantial impact on the way in which businesses manage their insolvency risk. Insolvency risk is the risk that the party you are transacting with goes insolvent and is unable to pay the debts that are…

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Kearley Lewis Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery: Keep Your Cash Flow Healthy

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Julie Lamers We’re nearing the end of the calendar year, and many of our   business customers may have recently reviewed their debt recovery processes and procedures, to ensure they maintain a healthy cash flow and minimise potential bad debts throughout this year. When your business is winning new business, it’s great for your…

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