The Fair Work Act provides workers with a right to severance pay when their employer no longer requires their job to be done except where this is due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour. … read more >
Legal proceedings to recover a client base or stolen information are high stakes. Undertakings as to damages are generally required. Pleadings are drafted in a mad rush to attempt to … read more >
Mellor Olsson's family law team has been recognised as a leader in SA for 2015 according to Doyle's Guide.
In addition, long-time firm partner Jennie Goodale has been named as a recommended lawyer … read more >
Question: We have problems with our wills. We have three married children with families but are estranged from one and one grandchild. With our other children’s consent, we have left everything … read more >
Choosing the right time to retire can be a hard decision and will depend on your finances, work enjoyment, health and many other factors.
With judges, the retirement age is determined by legislation. … read more >
Another Decision Proposes a Model Time Off In Lieu Clause
The Fair Work Commission has delivered another decision as part of its obligatory review of the Modern Awards. This time the Commission … read more >
A recent Qld case, Maynard, dealt with the difficulties of proving the death of a Mr Maynard for the purpose of finalising his estate.
Mr Maynard went on a surfing holiday to Bali in August 2014 by … read more >
Generally speaking, operating a business via a company addresses the risk of losing the family home should things turn bad. However, the law has ripped a few holes in the corporate veil to remedy … read more >
Mellor Olsson has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading planning and environment law firms in South Australia for 2015.
In addition, Firm Partners Anthony Kelly and Tim Mellor … read more >
Are You Ready for 1 July 2015? The Clock is Ticking!
The End of Financial Year is always a very busy time for businesses, particularly as it relates to employment issues. Big changes to your … read more >
Landmark Case – Employer Found Personally Guilty of Manslaughter of Employee
On 18 June 2015 a Supreme Court jury found an employer guilty of manslaughter and endangering the life of his … read more >
What You Need to Know About The 2015 Wage Rise!
On 2 June 2015 we advised you of the outcome of the Annual Wage Review for 2015. Now that the dust has settled, here are some things to consider as 1 … read more >
I DRAFTED the core of this article on disadvantages faced by small to medium businesses on May 13 and, much to my surprise, that night the federal government announced in its budget that the right to … read more >
Fair Work Commission Makes Changes to Awards regarding Annual Leave
As part of its obligatory review of the Modern Awards brought into existence in 2010, the Fair Work Commission this morning handed … read more >
Are You Prepared For The 2015 Wage Rise?
Our Legal E outlines the latest from The Fair Work Commission.
Annual Wage Review 2015
The Annual Wage Review was decided this afternoon. The Minimum Wage … read more >
The chorus to the old Creedence Clearwater Revival classic written by Marvin Gaye.
"Oh I heard it through the grapevine and I’m just about to lose my mind"
The "grapevine" effect was … read more >
Transferring Employees - What you need to know when buying or selling a business
There are many misconceptions about how to treat employees when you are purchasing or selling a business and … read more >
As of 1 July 2014, the new Advance Care Directive regime came into force, superseding the previous Enduring Power of Guardianship/Medical Power of Attorney regime.
An Advance Care Directive allows … read more >
By Greg Arthur and Andrew Smith, Mellor Olsson
Property settlements can be difficult in themselves to resolve without the added complexity of taking into account tax issues which make the task of … read more >
By Andrew Goode, Partner, Mellor Olsson
The Hon, Barnaby Joyce has persuaded the ANZ Bank to introduce a 12 month moratorium on forced farm sales in Queensland and New South Wales.
While Bank … read more >