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I won the lotto! Does it form part of my family law property settlement?

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.

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Am I being bullied or is my employer’s behaviour reasonable management action?

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.

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Injured at work but my employer has no insurance

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.

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What is disclosure in Family Law?

What is disclosure in Family Law?

Usually, before we make big decisions, we ensure we are fully informed. Family Law applies the same principles. These principles are referred to collectively, as ‘disclosure’ or your 'duty of disclosure'.

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WorkCover claims for psychological injury in Queensland

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.

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Mobile phone use while driving

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.

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Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Deducting money from a worker’s pay may be unlawful and also amount to an underpayment of wages. Likewise, requiring a worker to spend their own money in order to perform their job may amount to a non-payment or underpayment of wages.

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Workers compensation lump sum claims for permanent impairment NSW

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.

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Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

In Australia the legality of recording a conversation varies from State to State. Before you record anything, you need to understand the laws that apply to the State you live or work in.

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What you need to know about building and pest inspections

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.

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Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments in NSW | workers compensation benefits NSW

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.

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Fair Work Commission principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

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.

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