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How to resolve a dispute within your

Not-for-Profit organisation

May 14, 2018

Disputes over governance and control within Not-for-Profit organisations can happen. We can help you take good steps to resolve the dispute effectively, and avoid actions that will harm the prospects of obtaining a successful end-outcome. In our experience, here are some examples of things that can help to resolve a dispute effectively: 1. Have a…

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Can I say that my goods are ‘Made in Australia’?

April 9, 2018

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) is urging businesses to review any ‘country of origin’ claims that they have made to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law (‘ACL’). The ACL contains prohibitions against misleading and deceptive conduct generally, and also specifically in relation to the place of origin of goods and the nature,…

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Fired for using Facebook after hours:

It’s possible.

March 8, 2018

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. Read more in the latest article from Your Employment Lawyer below. Fired for using Facebook after hours: It’s possible. Related posts: Redundancy and Parental Leave: Failure…

ChildSafe Australia Road Show

ChildSafe Australia Road Show

February 26, 2018

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…

Excessive Surcharges

Excessive Surcharges

February 26, 2018

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…

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

Volunteer cleared to make a stop bullying claim against NFP

February 19, 2018

Your Employment Lawyer is our dedicated employment law website. Check out the latest article from Adam Foster on Bullying claims by volunteers against Not For Profits. Volunteer cleared to make a stop bullying claim against NFP Related posts: Pre-Emptive Strike Stops Bullying Order ChildSafe Australia Road Show Free “Preparing Your Business for Growth” Seminar!

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

ACCC to crack down on cartel conduct

January 29, 2018

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…

Privacy Act Changes | Business Law Melbourne | Lewis Holdway Lawyers

Privacy Act Changes

January 25, 2018

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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How to effectively manage the performance of your employee

December 18, 2017

Your Employment Lawyer is our dedicated employment law website. Check out the latest video from Adam Foster on performance management. How to effectively manage the performance of your employee Related posts: Unfair Dismissal: Investigation closed? Failure to do so cost an employer dearly Free seminar: 3 workplace risks every business can avoid

Sale or Purchase of Business

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

December 11, 2017

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…