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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Webinar: Workplace Engagement – Employee, Contractor or Something Else

Erin Lynch, Employment Partner at Vincent Young Lawyers recently presented a webinar on Employees and Independent Contractors. Erin, covered the following topics: What’s the difference between an employee and contractor? The impact on modern workplace relationships What happens if you get it wrong Practical tips for navigating these issues Download the slides here:

Caveats – who, what, why?

What is a caveat? A caveat is a form of warning with respect to land.  A caveat alerts others that the person who lodged the caveat (caveator) has an unregistered interest in the land against which the caveat is lodged (although at times it may not be an eligible interest in which case it is …
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Changes to Company Electronic Execution

Background The most common method by which a company may execute a document is that prescribed by s127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act). By doing so, parties dealing with the company can be protected by relying on the assumptions listed in s129 of the Corporations Act when dealing with the company, including …
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Introduction to the PPSA

Most businesses and many individuals will be asked to either give a security interest over their personal property or will want to benefit from a security interest over another’s personal property.  Personal property is any property which is not land. The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) provides a uniform system of registration for …
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Webinar: Performance Management – What you need to know

Join Erin Lynch as she discusses how to manage employees’ performance and, if appropriate, termination of employment. Erin will be addressing the following topics: performance management vs performance reviews; performance management and bullying; performance management in a remote context; the responsibilities of managers; termination of employment; legal risks; and practical tips.

Settlement agreements in building disputes – a cautionary tale

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court in The Owners – Strata Plan No 85561 v Omaya Holdings Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 918 (Omaya) examined and enforced a settlement agreement executed as between an Owners Corporation (OC), a builder (Builder) and a developer (Developer). The decision of the Court in Omaya represents a …
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