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Every year, around this time, we get questions about employer’s obligations to their employees, particularly in the context of workplace functions. There are many parties, celebrations, after-work drinks and festivities for employers and employees to attend, and many of them are connected to work. As such, employers should be aware of, and be prepared for, the potential legal risks and liabilities that may arise.

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 Join Habitat For Humanity Australia for an evening with broadcaster and journalist, Angela Catterns 

Hands and Hearts Build, Cambodia

Creating new beginnings for the orphans, vulnerable children and families living with HIV AIDS

  •  Sydney 22 November 2011 from 6-8pm hosted by QBE LMI, or 
  • Melbourne 24 November 2011 from 6-8pm hosted by Microsoft 

Buy tickets ($10) online www.habitat.org.au/cambodia 

 Download invitation Invitation Hands and Heart build Cambodia

Buy tickets ($10) online www.habitat.org.au/cambodia 

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPS Act) establishes a new national system for the registration of security interests in personal property. PPS reform introduces fundamental changes to the law of personal property and is also designed to establish one central register (PPS Register) administered by the Commonwealth of Australia.‬

The aim of the PPS reform is stated to be to improve the ability of individuals and businesses, particularly small-to-medium size businesses, to use all their property in raising capital.

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In the lead up to sowing growers are no doubt recruiting their workforce. And while the common farm employment contract is nothing more than a handshake, growers need to be aware of the legal environment they enter when hiring staff. Danica Leys and Andrew Bland of Blandslaw, provide an insight into farm industrial law and a number of new developments worthy of growers’ attention.

See the full article  by Danica Leys and Andrew Bland in Farming Ahead.

On January 2011, the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) will be replaced with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The most significant changes will be centred around the issue of unfair contract terms and the consequences of a finding a term is ‘unfair’.  Click on the following link to read further; Trade Practices Act Agribusiness

As we get into 2011, we encourage employers to review and consider their obligations, employment terms and conditions, policies, procedures and practices to ensure an industrially successful 2011 ahead. We have highlighted some recent developments and upcoming matters for consideration in the workplace. To read the full article, click on the following; Looking Forward - 2011 the year ahed