Is smoking in apartments allowed?

Is smoking in apartments allowed?

The question of whether owners and tenants are allowed smoking in their apartments is a major point of dispute amongst tenants, and a contentious topic. In Australia, NSW is the only jurisdiction which addresses this issue in law. What are my options? In November...

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How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

Procedural fairness should come into play when an employee is terminated from their workplace. They should be given the opportunity to defend themselves and provide a response to an employer’s allegations before any disciplinary action is taken. Termination of an...

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Coronavirus’ business impact: Standing down employees

Coronavirus’ business impact: Standing down employees

The coronavirus means that a lot of businesses simply won’t have enough work to carry on. No one wants to close their business down. Nobody wants to create redundancies. Nobody wants an unfair dismissal claim. So what do you do? Consider standing down your employees...

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What should you expect from a constructive dismissal?

What should you expect from a constructive dismissal?

What is a constructive dismissal? An employee has experience constructive dismissal if they had no other choice other than to resign because of action taken by the employer. The threshold for succeeding in a constructive dismissal case is high and generally very...

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Dealing with excessive sick leave and termination

Dealing with excessive sick leave and termination

Most employers are understanding and compassionate when one of their employees gets sick or suffers a significant injury. There are many stories of employers going above and beyond to support their employees. However, there are cases when an employer reasonably...

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How strong are rules against pets in strata?

How strong are rules against pets in strata?

Living in a strata scheme requires owners and tenants to follow rules known as by-laws. These by-laws include how residents should behave and help them understand their rights, and can cover dealing with pets in strata. By-law schemes Owners Corporations can either...

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