What Employers Should Know About Unfair Dismissal Claims

It is important for an employer to know their rights when faced with an unfair dismissal claim. What is an unfair dismissal claim?  Unfair dismissal if defined as the dismissal of an employee from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. If an employee makes an application to the Fair Work Commission, the matter […]

How should I own my real estate?

Purchasing real estate is usually one of the biggest financial transactions you undertake during your lifetime.  Failing to ensure the transaction is structured correctly may result in significant consequences over the term of ownership.  Such consequences may include, GST and Capital Gains Tax (GCT) implications, Land Tax liability, additional Stamp Duty being paid at the […]

Security of Payment – How to get paid in the Building and Construction Industry

In the building and construction industry, cash flow for builders and subcontractors is critical for a business’ survival and growth. Security of payment legislation is found in each State and Territory in Australia, with the purpose of protecting businesses by providing strict statutory time frames for payments relating to construction contracts.  In Victoria, the applicable […]