It is not uncommon for people to die unexpectedly without having made a Will. It can be difficult to know what to do in this situation, especially when grief and heightened emotions are involved. … [Read more...] about Dying without a will, what happens now?
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Your lawyer might have suggested to you that you and your former spouse or partner could apply for ‘consent orders’. Consent orders are orders made by a Court, but they are made with the consent … [Read more...] about What are ‘consent orders’ in family law matters?
Firstly, we are very sorry for your loss. When a loved one has passed away, we recommend that you start with the following steps: make enquiries about whether they had a Will; if they had … [Read more...] about Someone I love has passed away, what do I do next?
When someone dies without a Will, usually their closest next-of-kin (for example their spouse, oldest child or oldest sibling) will need to apply to the Supreme Court for permission to ‘administer’ … [Read more...] about What are ‘Letters of Administration’?
Personal leave (also known as ‘sick leave’) does not expire at the end of the year if it is not used. Personal leave begins accumulating from the employee’s first day of work and is based on their … [Read more...] about Does my personal leave expire each year?
It can be an incredibly difficult and emotional time when a loved one passes away particularly if you are involved in arranging the funeral and their affairs. Compassionate leave Compassionate leave … [Read more...] about My parent has died, can I take leave to handle everything?
This is an update to our blog ‘Family Violence: accommodating victims through modern awards’. New laws providing employees with 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave have recently … [Read more...] about Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave
Pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work: what are my entitlements? If you are expecting to welcome a bundle of joy in the near future, congratulations! Various entitlements are available … [Read more...] about Pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work
An employer might ask an employee about their “capacity” in a few situations. If your employer has not been clear what they mean, you might need to seek clarification. Your employer might be … [Read more...] about My employer has asked me if I have ‘capacity’. What does this mean?
Paid personal/carer’s leave The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides for personal/carer’s leave for employees other than casual employees. For each year of service with an employer as a part time or … [Read more...] about I need to care for a family member, can I take personal leave?