Unfair Dismissal vs General Protections (Adverse Action) Claims

It is critically important for business owners, employers and employees to understand their rights and obligations surrounding termination of employment under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act).

This article examines two of the most common claims used by an employee following the cessation of their employment.

Unfair Contract Terms: Update

MST Lawyers’ previous updates on the Unfair Contract Terms provisions in the Australian Consumer Law highlight the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s focus on the UCT laws.

A recent speech by Mr Rod Sims, chair of the ACCC, indicates there may be a further focus and crackdown in relation to the UCT laws. Small businesses and financial services providers will need to be increasingly vigilant in ensuring their standard form contract do not contain unfair terms.

How Do I Collect The Money I Am Owed?

In business, it is common practice to give some customers the ability to pay for what they buy at a later date, in other words, giving them credit. Sadly, it is also not uncommon for some customers to refuse or become unable to pay debts.

This article details how you can protect yourself when dealing with creditors and maximise your chance of recovering unpaid debts.

Employment Law Update – Winter 2018

Welcome to the MST Lawyers inaugural Employment Law Update bulletin. This quartley electronic bulletin will provide our readers with information on significant developments in the areas of employment law, workplace relations and industrial relations.

If any of the topics in our bulletin raise any concerns or questions, be sure to contact the MST Employment Law team for more information.

If any of the topics in the article raise any concerns or questions, be sure to contact our Employment Law team for more information.