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  1. Social media and the workplace – employees take care : City Pacific Lawyers

    Social media and the workplace – employees take care

    17 | Aug 2018

    We live in an age characterised by a rise in the use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, snapchat and the like. With that rise has come a large increase in the number of cases involving employees making comments about their employers “online” – to some extent there is no longer a divide […]

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  2. A Guide to Shareholder Agreements : City Pacific Lawyers

    A Guide to Shareholder Agreements

    17 | Aug 2018

    A company constitution is usually drafted in a standard format and does not provide protection for shareholders in the event of a dispute between them or where issues arise not covered by the constitution. A shareholder agreement, which properly outlines the steps to be taken in the event of disputes and certain circumstances arising, can […]

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  3. COPYRIGHT: 10 Frequently Asked Questions : City Pacific Lawyers

    COPYRIGHT: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

    17 | Aug 2018

    If you are an artist, writer or business owner concerned about protecting copyright in your work, the answers to these frequently asked questions will provide you with some guidance as to how copyright law operates in Australia. 1. Do I need to register for copyright protection? Under Australian law, there is no registration of copyright. […]

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  4. Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should! : City Pacific Lawyers

    Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should!

    29 | Jun 2018

    It is not well known that the Fair Work Act provides that an employee has a “workplace right” if the employee is able to make a complaint or inquiry in relation to his or her employment. An employer contravenes the Act if the employer takes “adverse action” against the employee (for example, by dismissing the […]

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  5. An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities : City Pacific Lawyers

    An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

    29 | Jun 2018

    It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements. In this article, we identify the distinguishing features of both guarantees and indemnities and consider the significant differences between the 2 kinds of arrangements. Features of a guarantee A guarantee is a […]

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  6. Business Structures – Trusts : City Pacific Lawyers

    Business Structures – Trusts

    29 | Jun 2018

    When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at trusts – how to set up a trust and the pros and cons of the trust structure. Key Features A trust is […]

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  7. Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law : City Pacific Lawyers

    Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law

    30 | May 2018

    In November 2016 the current Unfair Contract Terms Regime (UCT Regime) was extended to cover standard form contracts entered into with ‘small business’. The changes have a significant impact on the way Australian businesses contract with each other and it is important that you understand how the changes affect you and how you need to […]

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  8. Update on Personal Property Security Register : City Pacific Lawyers

    Update on Personal Property Security Register

    30 | May 2018

    The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national, electronic register of security interests in personal property that was established on 30 January 2012. What does the PPSR cover? The easiest way to understand what is covered is to dissect the name – Personal Property Securities Register – think of the ‘personal property’ part as […]

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  9. Can your ex-de facto inherit under your Will? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Can your ex-de facto inherit under your Will?

    30 | May 2018

    Once upon a time you were happily living together with your de facto partner. Roses were bought, dinners were cooked, finances were shared and Wills were signed leaving all your assets to the other partner in the event of what you then thought of as the far away time of your tragic passing. Thoughts of […]

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  10. Parental leave – can I return to work part time? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Parental leave – can I return to work part time?

    17 | Apr 2018

      Employees have a statutory entitlement to return to work and to their previous position after taking a period of parental leave under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). If the employee’s previous position no longer exists, the employee is entitled to return to a position which is closest in pay and status to […]

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