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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … Continued

Employment Blog

  • Federal Budget 2019: $525 million dollar skills package announced for VET sector

    Proposed Federal Government spending for universities did not figure heavily in Josh Frydenberg’s budget speech on Tuesday night. However, it caught our eye that the Government has announced $525 million in spending to upgrade and … Continued

  • Tweets, posts, updates and discipline – navigating social media and disciplinary action

    The issue of employers disciplining employees over social media posts continues to be difficult terrain for everyone to navigate. We have recently seen a Cricket Australia employee dismissed from her role as Tasmanian Government Relations … Continued

  • Four-year Modern Award review: what it means for you

    When the Fair Work Act was introduced in 2009, the Act brought with it an obligation on the Fair Work Commission to carry out four-yearly reviews of modern awards. The review of the higher education … Continued

  • Maddocks sponsors 2016 SOUL Conference

    Partner Gina Wilson and special counsel Siobhan Andersen represented Maddocks at the 2016 SOUL Conference on the Gold Coast last month, where they shared their insights on anti-bribery and corruption and unfair contract terms with … Continued

  • Mental health issues in unfair dismissal claims

    Wednesday 21 September 2016 Employers will be aware that the Fair Work Act sets out certain factors that the Fair Work Commission is required to consider in order to determine if a dismissal of an … Continued

  • edYOU Newsletter goes live

    Our second edition of edYOU, Maddocks’ industry publication providing you with news and legal updates from the education sector, has gone live today! This edition coincides with the SOUL 2015 Conference, where Maddocks will be speaking on the topics … Continued

  • Increased options for universities in bargaining negotiations

    A recent decision in relation to the termination of enterprise agreements potentially increases the options open to universities involved in bargaining negotiations. Applying to terminate agreements past their nominal expiry date may be a useful … Continued