Monthly Archives: April 2015


Does your business use owner-drivers? If so, make sure your business is complying

Do you engage owner-drivers in your business?  If so, you should be aware of the Victorian Government’s owner-driver legislative scheme, which comprises: Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 (the Act) Owner Drivers and Forestry Regulations 2006 (Regulations) Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Code of Practice (Code of Practice) Why? The Act was enacted in [...]

2015-04-30T09:03:04+00:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Litigation|

How to Claim the Redundancy Pay Exemption – The Case of Serco Sodexo Defence Services Pty Ltd

The case of Serco Sodexo Defence Services Pty Ltd[2015] FWC 641 (‘SSDS’) has highlighted the issue of “obtaining” acceptable alternative employment. The Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) in a series of recent determinations refused to grant applications under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) by SSDS to reduce its substantial redundancy pay obligations. The [...]

2015-04-16T00:09:10+00:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Employment Law|

Timbercorp  Growers Alert

Significant factual issues arise from the Timbercorp Almond Project 2007 in addition to general concerns and defences Pointon Partners Lawyers have raised in respect of all Timbercorp projects. If you have been involved in this arrangement or another Timbercorp arrangement, we are happy to act on your behalf. Our clients benefit from defences not currently raised by [...]

2015-04-15T06:14:54+00:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|