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Summary of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017

On 14 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 received royal assent and became new law called the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Cth).

This article summarises key features of the Act.

UPDATE: Is Your Business To Business Lease Governed By The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

After entering into a lease contract for a cold storage facility in 2012, a dispute arose between the tenant and the landlord. The issue was whether or not the lease was considered to be a “retail lease” based on the permitted use. Initially, the facility was found not to be a retail premises. This decision was overturned and then revisited on appeal. We review the decision handed down on appeal and the implications for tenants and landlords.

Co-Parenting – Parents Who Sabotage Relationships Between Their Children And The Other Parent

Many parenting Orders contain provisions seeking to restrain parents from denigrating each other in front of their children or allowing other individuals to do so. These clauses reinforce the need for fostering healthy relationships between parents and children post family separation. While some parents find it difficult, most understand and appreciate the importance of facilitating and supporting a relationship between the child and the other parent. Unfortunately, some parents find it difficult, if not impossible, to foster positive relationships between their ex-partner and their children.

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 commences operation

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 14 September 2017. This means that the following changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced from 15 September 2017: New and increased penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping obligations; New prohibitions against requiring an employee to…