I won the lotto! Does it form part of my family law property settlement?
Generally, in family law, the winnings from a lottery ticket will constitute part of the parties’ property pool. What is contentious is the contributions each party made to purchasing the winning ticket at the time and the subsequent percentage split of the property pool after the win.
Am I being bullied or is it reasonable management action?
The workplace can be an environment of stress for some workers. Although they may feel their manager is bullying them, it may actually be ‘reasonable management action being carried out in a reasonable manner’. Find out the difference.
I injured myself at work but my employer does not have insurance
Injured at work in Tasmania? You're entitled workers compensation. If your employer has no workers compensation insurance however, there are still some protections for workers.
I’ve suffered a psychological injury at work. What do I do?
Many people believe that workers can only make compensation claims for work-related physical injuries. However, there are growing numbers of claims submitted for work-related psychological injuries.
Queensland drivers may soon be hit with a $1,000 fine for using their mobile phone while driving
Key amongst ideas discussed at the recent Government Summit into driver distraction was the possibility of introducing an increase for on-the-spot fines for drivers caught using their mobile phone while driving.
Workers compensation NSW – lump sum claims for permanent impairment
In today's blog, we’re looking at lump sum payments for permanent impairment under the state-based scheme in NSW. This is covered by s66 of the relevant Act.
Buying a new property? What you need to know about building and pest inspections
A Building & Pest condition protects your property investment. which will identify hidden issues with any property such as, internal leaks, termite infestation, structural damage, faulty roofs, and so forth.
Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39
2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.
Significant decision in the Fair Work Commission sets out guiding principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) recently handed down a significant decision on the practices of a member of the Commission arbitrating proceedings in which they have previously conciliated.