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Should I be paid for my work experience or internship

Should I be paid for work experience?

Many purported work experience schemes, or to use the du jour word “internships” are unlawful and little more than schemes by which your labour is obtained without payment.

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Difference between the Family Law Court and the Federal Circuit Court

The difference between the Family Law Court and the Federal Circuit Court

In Australia, there are two courts your family law matter can be filed or heard in; the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.

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Is a Restraint of Trade clause in my employment contract fully enforceable?

Is a Restraint of Trade clause in my employment contract fully enforceable?

Strictly speaking, restraint of trade clauses are not fully enforceable. Under the common law doctrine of restraint of trade clauses, such clauses are presumed to be void and unenforceable as contrary to public policy.

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Am I entitled to redundancy payments?

I am a high income earner. Am I protected by redundancy laws?

Redundancy entitlements are guaranteed by the National Employment Standards (NES). Being a high income earner, does not, on its own, prevent you from redundancy entitlements.

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5 useful tips for Family Law mediation

5 useful tips for Family Law mediation

In Family Law, mediation is a tool widely used by the legal profession to encourage parents or former partners to develop solutions to their dispute without having to go to trial.

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Unreasonable KPI's - what can I do?

My employer has introduced unattainable KPIs. What options do I have?

Sometimes, KPIs are unreasonable and used by employers who seek to subject their staff to unrealistic workloads or to create an artificial reason to take disciplinary action.

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What is the high income threshold?

What is the high income threshold and how might it affect me?

The high income threshold is one factor that may prevent an employee from being able to pursue an unfair dismissal application. Currently, if you earn more than $145,400.00 per year...

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How do I get a divorce in Australia?

How do I get a divorce in Australia?

You can apply for divorce after 12 months of separation. However as with all things in family law, it is rarely straight forward.

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I've got a new job. What should I be looking out for in my employment contract?

I've got a new job. What should I be looking out for in my employment contract?

Starting a new job can be a daunting and exciting experience and it is easy to get caught up in the prospect of starting rather than focusing on your employment entitlements which underpin an employee’s employment.

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Who gets the family pets after separation?

The cat's out of the bag! Who gets the family pets after separation?

With over half of the Australian population having household pets, it’s important to understand who gets the family pets if a relationship breaks down and you separate.

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Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play

Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play

Revenge porn includes activities involving the sharing or posting of sexually explicit images of another person without their consent. The distribution of intimate personal recordings of sexual activity has been the recent subject of ...

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Named Award Winning Employment Lawyers Queensland and New South Wales 2019

Named Award Winning Employment Lawyers Queensland and New South Wales… again in 2019

We’re delighted with our ongoing recognition in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide – this time as leading employment lawyers representing employees and trade unions.

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