Thursday, 03 September 2020
A recent Fair Work Commission decision highlights the need for employers to take care when terminating an employee following an extended probationary period. In Natasha-Anne Werner v St Michael’s Association [2020] FWC 2896, the employer had extended the employee’s 6-month probation period for a further 3 and a half months. On the last day of the extended
Friday, 28 August 2020
In 2007, Mrs Maria Nel engaged Dwyer Corporation Pty Ltd trading as Dwyer Quality Homes, to build her brand new home at Doonan. In 2016 after a severe rain event, a significant amount of water entered the home through the roof. When Dwyer Quality Homes refused to replace the roof, Mrs Nel commenced legal proceedings. After Mrs
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on almost every industry, none more so than the hospitality industry. But can the impact of COVID-19 result in your contract being frustrated? The Queensland District Court recently considered whether the outbreak of COVID-19 frustrated a contract for the purchase of a restaurant/bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The answer? No. In
Friday, 21 August 2020
21st August 2020 It’s a sad truth that in tough economic conditions, people are sometimes unable to pay for work that they’ve engaged a business to carry out on their behalf. We see this time and time again, especially in the motor vehicle industry (e.g. mechanic’s workshops), computer repair businesses, spray painting businesses, watch repair,