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In NSW, if a corporation is found to have failed to comply it can face fines of up to $550,000.00.

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Drink driving licence suspension in NSW – is it worth challenging?
03 Dec 2020
Penalties for drink driving and drug driving were fortified considerably in 2019...
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Sacking an employee who criticises your client is not unfair dismissal, says Federal Court
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After a law firm was sued for sacking an employee who persisted in publicly ...
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Q&A: What are smokers’ rights in Australia?
09 Oct 2020
As we’re often asked about smokers’ rights, we’ve provided a Q&A to ...
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Data underscores continuing grim reality of work-related fatalities in Australia
08 Oct 2020
A shocking level of work-related fatalities is disclosed in the figures ...
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Redundancy must still be paid when a business loses contracts
29 Sep 2020
The Federal Court has recently ruled that low paid workers who lose their job ...
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Classifying bus driver employees as contractors turns out to be costly
24 Sep 2020
A recent decision in the Federal Circuit Court, where bus driver employees had ...
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Employers should heed Small Business Fair Dismissal Code when sacking employees
23 Sep 2020
How an employer goes about sacking a worker can be crucial to determining ...
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Employers held responsible for domestic violence when staff work from home
17 Sep 2020
The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can be held responsible for ...
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Can you legally terminate a contract due to Covid-19?
15 Jul 2020
Can you renegotiate a contract because of the impact of coronavirus? The ...
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Untying the knot: how are business loans and debts treated in separation or divorce?
10 Jul 2020
There is an obligation on a couple that is separating to disclose all of their ...
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Should employers go to jail for underpayment of wages?
09 Jul 2020
Underpayment of wages is an increasingly frequent topic in both media reports ...
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Australia’s Religious Discrimination Bill – hard cases make bad law
25 Jun 2020
In 2019, the Attorney-General, Christian Porter, released a draft Religious ...
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