Articles

Protection of Property Rights Act and mental incapability

What happens when a family member becomes mentally incapable through injury or illness and there is no enduring power of attorney in place?

What if my child is born with an intellectual disability and they are unable to care for themselves and sort their own finances when they are an adult?

You may be able to apply to the Family Court for appointment as a welfare guardian and/or property manager.

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Healthy Homes & Landlord Responsibilities

Winter is here, and so too are the Government’s healthy homes standards, which just hit a major milestone this week. As of the 1st July 2021, landlords must ensure their rental properties meet these standards within 90 days of starting or renewing a new tenancy.

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New bereavement leave for miscarriage and still birth

The Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Act 2021 passed by a unanimous vote on 24 March 2021. This new law allows employees to take paid bereavement leave in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth. The change has been effective from 1 April 2021.

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What happens when you get an Employment Agreement wrong?

A good employment relationship is founded on certainty of terms for both the employee and employer. This comes from having a well-drafted employment agreement which clearly sets out the expectations, obligations and entitlements of each party. A well-written agreement can help maintain clear, productive working relationships and can mitigate or even prevent future disputes.

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Sick leave entitlement increases 24 July 2021

As of 24 July 2021, the minimum entitlement for paid sick leave will double from 5 to 10 days per year.

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