Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
If an employer gives notice to their warehouse that it is
If an employer gives notice to their warehouse that it is closing operations in Dandenong and moving to a third party warehouse i.e. no longer doing their own warehousing at Dandenong but moving to Tr… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
29,333 satisfied customers
I have an employee who is receiving jobkeeper. Sorry I
yes. This employee was full time prior to covid 19. I have a hair salon and closed my doors for approximately 4 weeks. I have this employee 18 days notice that I wanted her back at work for 30 hours as at the first week in May. In the mean time she picked up a second casual job and asked me could I work around the roster for the second job in the short term. I did agree (I was too nice) but when I worked around the roster I could only really work her for around 25 hours a week. I sent her a written roster which she agreed to. Over this month I did a lot of homework and discovered that I could 1. Make up the shortfall if hours out of her annual leave and 2. I could accrue her leave at the rate of the actual hours that she was being worked or paid for not at the 38 hour contract she had originally. I suggested this to her and she threatened to take me to fair work. I have also recently discovered that she had shortened her hours/days up without asking me and marked herself out in our system as unavailable. I questioned her about it and she lied to my face and said that I had agreed to the changes. I absolutely did not. I have also had another team member tell me that she had confessed to them that she was doing cash hairdressing at home. So I questioned her about that and gave her an option to resign which she denied. Tonight I emailed her with a letter (provided by our hair and beauty federation) requesting that she explain her absence on the hours in question and she replied saying that I allowed it which I insist she did but. She is now saying I am bullying her into a resignation and I have no choice but to ask her back to work for next week. Please help me! Can I reduce her hours? Obviously she will still get the full job keeper allowance but she is so toxic ATM that I want her in salon at least as possible.… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
29,333 satisfied customers
Trying to find our our legal requirments when we want to let
trying to find our our legal requirments when we want to let go an employee without notice. i.e how many weeks pay do we need to give in lue of Notice. He is being dismissed because of continuous disr… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
29,333 satisfied customers
I work in the Coal Seam Gas Industry in QLD contractor
I work in the Coal Seam Gas Industry in QLD for a contractor company supplying Emergency Response Services. I am paid for 11 hours per day for 14 continuous days when I am on site and then have 14 day… read more
kmslaw
kmslaw
Special Counsel
Bachelor's Degree
215 satisfied customers
My name is ***** *****. I am a team leader on a mining crew
Hi, my name is ***** *****. I am a team leader on a mining crew for 3 years. At my recent work performance review I " met expectations". On my midyear review I "exceeded expectations" . In this conver… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
I was working from a company in Vanuatu (South pacific) and
Hello, I was working from a company in Vanuatu (South pacific) and suddenly they have decided that they do not need my service, now they sent me a HUGE bill saying that I have to return money to them,… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
Employment contract - states i cant work in the industry
Employment contract - states i cant work in the industry for 12 month. I was made redundant by this employer 6 months after redundancy - I joined the competitor My previous employer is now wanting me … read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
I engaged a cleaning company to clean the property. A cleaner
I engaged a cleaning company to clean the property. A cleaner came to clean the house and fell. She claim that the working environment is not safe. Should I be responsible for her fell?… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
hello, Im a remedial massage therapist. Can my old part time employer (Physio clin
hello, I'm a remedial massage therapist. Can my old part time employer (Physio clinic) shut me down, if I open up a clinic within the set radius as per post employment restraint? My clinic will be 3-4… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
I was working for am earthmoving company at a Rio Tinto site
I was working for am earthmoving company at a Rio Tinto site in Gladstone was employed for one week. My initial roll was to be a plant operator but started as a site supervisor earthworks. Though I no… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,339 satisfied customers
I am being accused of misleading and defamatory conduct, what
I am being accused of misleading and defamatory conduct, what are the laws in Australia relating to this, in the UK their has to be a loss of more than £50,000 and it can only been heard in the high c… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
I have an electrical contractors business in Melbourne. I
I have an electrical contractors business in Melbourne. I am currently quoting on work in Melbourne & country areas, and intersate. I am struggling to win contracts in Melbourne as it is extremely qui… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
Hi There, I signed a contract for Lorimer Homes in 2010
Hi There, I signed a contract for Lorimer Homes in 2010 for a drafting position. In January 2012 I was promoted into being a sales consultant for Lorimer Homes, I did not sign a new contract when I we… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,339 satisfied customers
NBN RE VISIONSTREAM RE SUB-CONTRACTOR RE EMPLOYEE IS NOT CLEAR
NBN RE VISIONSTREAM RE SUB-CONTRACTOR RE EMPLOYEE IS NOT CLEAR WHAT AWARD THEY ARE UNDER WHAT ACTUAL MINIMUM RATES APPLY AND WHAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO RE HOLIDAYS, SICKNESS, ANNUAL LEAVE - OR WHAT CHO… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,339 satisfied customers
I am a sub-contractor wood floor layer and sander. I was
I am a sub-contractor wood floor layer and sander. I was given a contract by a flooring company who got their contract from an insurance company to sand and reseal a wooden floor. This was last Octobe… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
my friend got terminated from full time work, while on holiday.
my friend got terminated from full time work, while on holiday. it was a verbal termination, and there was no resignation or termination letter. he was payed some amount as severence pay, which was de… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,339 satisfied customers
i work for my employer as a full time trainee ive been made
i work for my employer as a full time trainee ive been made to buy all my own tools i didnt mind this till i was told that any tools of my trade that are a necessity are supossed to be supplied by the… read more
Maurice
Maurice
Lawyer
Master's Degree
1,980 satisfied customers
I was called in at the end of 2008 December 19th and told there
I was called in at the end of 2008 December 19th and told there was no work.I had no idea this was going to happen. I was told I was not entitiled to my bonus, the company were not paying bonuses. I a… read more
Maurice
Maurice
Lawyer
Master's Degree
1,980 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

33,339 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

29,333 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,659 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x