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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Webinar: A Roadmap for Respect – The Key Legislative Change and the Respect@Work Report

Erin Lynch, Employment Partner at Vincent Young Lawyers recently presented a webinar on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Erin, covered the following topics: The definition of sexual harassment. Statistics. Key recommendations for employers. Legislative changes including the Fair Work Act and Sex Discrimination Act. The impact for employers and the workplace. Download the slides here: …
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What’s your age again? The AHRC has released a report on ageism in Australia

Discrimination takes many forms. When we think about “age discrimination”, discrimination against “older” workers is generally the first thing that comes to our mind. However, the reality is that young people are also subject to this type of discrimination. In the workplace, older and younger workers experience ageism and discrimination of different kinds, which has …
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Residential builders and their claims under the Security of Payment Act

Effective from 1 March 2021, the operation of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) has been expanded due to an amendment made to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulation 2020 (NSW) (collectively, ‘Security of Payment Laws’). The Security of Payment Laws now apply to ‘Owner occupier construction …
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Signing Documents in the Digital Age

With the current lockdown forcing many offices to close, we have seen an increase in the number of queries from clients regarding the remote execution of documents. This article provides a “how to” guide for valid electronic execution of documents if you are signing a document on behalf of a company in NSW. Deed or …
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Activating development consents

In NSW, a development may or may not require consent, depending on the conditions in an environmental planning instrument. Developments which do not require consents are usually very low impact developments and are referred to as exempt developments. This article focuses on developments which require consents and that include complying developments, state-significant developments as well …
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