Increasing Minimum Wages: Getting it Right

Over 20% of the Australian workforce is set to receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission raised the national minimum wages by 3 percent. This will take the minimum hourly rate under the national minimum wage from $18.93 per hour to $19.49 per hour, amounting...

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How To Negotiate A New Job Role At Work

There are a number of scenarios in which you may need to consider negotiating a new job role within your current workplace. For example, you may have been offered a new role, your employer may be seeking to change your role, or you may simply think you deserve a...

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How To Negotiate An Executive Employment Contract

Many employment contracts are standard-form contracts which fail to take into account your specific circumstances. Given that executive-level employment contracts often contain complex remuneration packages and post-employment restraints that can have long lasting...

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Tough New Penalties For Avoiding Employee Entitlements

Recent changes mean tough penalties for company directors avoiding employee entitlements. The recently passed Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018 makes amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 which aim to strengthen...

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Are Pets Allowed In Company Title Buildings?

Many Company Title Buildings have a complete prohibition on pets which can either be found in the House Rules or Articles of Association of the Company. There has been a recent change in community standards in respect of pets. Accordingly, there has been a genuine...

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Your Obligations When Selling A Company Title Unit

Are you thinking of selling your unit contained in a Company Title Building? There are a slightly different set of disclosure requirements imposed on vendors when selling a Company Title unit. The first thing to remember is that, you are selling the ‘eligible shares’...

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Executives And Unfair Dismissal In Australia

International corporations can face an unfair dismissal case when terminating executives: Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd US-based multinational Cummins Group has recently been forced to reinstate a senior executive who was dismissed from the company a year...

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Proper Procedures For Company Title Board Meetings

Company title companies are corporations for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001. The Corporations Act sets out a number of requirements regarding the governance of corporations in Australia. Some of these requirements include regard to meeting procedure....

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What is a Company Title?

Company title is a category of land ownership whereby a company has title to the land and owns the units on that land. Shareholders who have shares in the company have exclusive use and occupation of their flat in accordance with The Company’s Constitution. Therefore,...

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Stamp Duty and Converting Company Title To Strata Title

If you plan to convert company title to strata title, do you have evidence of paying stamp duty on your company title? Conveyances, the sale of property, is subject to conveyance stamp duty. It is often one of the largest costs associated with the purchase of a...

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