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Ignore the Fair Work Commission at your peril

December 21st, 2020|

A recent case initiated by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has highlighted the importance of complying with the orders of the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The FWO recently released a [...]

Workplace Health and Safety in Construction

November 26th, 2020|

Whilst we are sure you broadly understand your workplace health and safety obligations, often it is not until something goes wrong that you really give them serious thought. By that [...]

Are you sure you are paying your employees what they are entitled to? You could be committing a criminal offence – unpacking the new wage theft laws

October 6th, 2020|

In this article, we look at how the new ‘wage theft’ amendments to the Criminal Code (Queensland) came to be and what they mean for employers. What is wage theft? [...]

Introducing our preferred Insurance Broker Partner – Austbrokers Coast to Coast

September 21st, 2020|

In addition to being structured in an appropriate way to minimise your risks when operating your business, having the right insurance in place for your business is critical. An integral [...]

Getting dusted for having a house cleaner

September 16th, 2020|

Do you employ people around your home for example, someone who comes to clean your house or tends to your garden regularly. Did you know, you could be at risk [...]

Active Law – what else we do

August 16th, 2020|

Our expertise in Building and Construction Law is complemented by our ability to provide commercially effective advice, as well as practical strategies and solutions across the areas of:    Business [...]

CHALLENGING QBCC DECISIONS AND THE BENEFITS OF DOING SO

July 3rd, 2020|

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) QBCC is a unique statutory body.  When established in 1991, the role of the QBCC was to licence building contractors and supervisors, issue [...]

Returning to the Workplace – Post COVID-19

June 16th, 2020|

The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged workplaces around the country, testing the robustness of existing workplace standards and individual expectations. In forcing workers out of the workplace, to continue working in [...]

Help for Small Businesses to Recover from COVID

May 22nd, 2020|

Everyday we see the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses. While our team do what they can to help  local small businesses  survive the current COVID-19 restrictions and business [...]

Brisbane Builder Prosecuted for Employment Breaches

May 15th, 2020|

Late last week, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced a new prosecution against a Brisbane builder while the Fair Work Commission flagged a substantial increase in claims from employees relating [...]