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Published on 17 July 2019: The question of what happens to your job when you’re on WorkCover is a common one. It is complex as it involves not only WorkCover laws but employment and discrimination laws.
Published on 02 July 2019: New laws introduced yesterday by the Federal Government could see up to 3 million working Australians automatically stripped of their life insurance packaged as part of their superannuation.
Published on 01 July 2019: Do you feel like you are being watched? If you are on WorkCover, it’s possible the insurer has put a private investigator on your tail.
Published on 28 June 2019: Workplace bullying takes many forms, and the law has for some time struggled to adopt a definition of what sorts of behaviour constitute workplace bullying.
Published on 18 June 2019: The Geelong region offices of Ryan Carlisle Thomas / Stringer Clark have recently achieved some significant victories for injured clients.
Published on 14 June 2019: The Victorian State government has moved to allow survivors of sexual and other child abuse who have signed deeds of release that were unjust and unreasonable to take legal action.
Published on 11 June 2019: Years after the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse ended, Geelong Grammar School, once renowned for exceptional teaching staff and prestigious alumni, continues to grapple with the association with paedophile employees.
Published on 05 June 2019: A Supreme Court judgment handed down last week could open another avenue for survivors to sue church authorities and other institutions for sex abuse, which hinges on the interpretation of owner/occupier liability laws.
Published on 28 May 2019: Not all lawyers work under similar fee agreements with their clients. If you, as a client, are asked to do or sign something that doesn't feel right, seek a second opinion immediately.
Published on 17 May 2019: Some life events have significant legal consequences when it comes to your Will. If you have not reviewed your Will and/or made a new one to account for the change in your circumstances, this can lead to unintended outcomes when you die.
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