Common Legal Questions

Workplace

Question of the Week - Employers rights when an employee...

George asks:  My Chef went in for a simple Hospital day procedure, which he had authorised leave for. The anaesthetist punctured his retina by mistake causing damage during the surgery. We then had to drive him for corrective surgery at the Sydney...

Question of the Week - Duty of care for Bus...

Bill asks:  I am a bus driver and work for a private bus company in Sydney. I have raised concerns with my employer on a number of occasions in regards to children refusing to wear their seatbelts or taking their seatbelts off...

Parental leave rights for employees employed under 12 months

Scott asks:  My wife is pregnant and our baby is due later this year. My employer is saying I am not entitled for parental leave because I must be employed for 12 months to be eligible. I started with my current employer in...

Warranty dispute

Silvana asks: I bought sunglasses with a two-year warranty. They broke just outside this period meaning I had to pay $60 to have them repaired. That was reasonable. Thirteen months later they have broken in the same place. But there is no...

Debt Recovery

Gai asks: We own a small family business. I am hoping you can let me know what the best legal way to go about getting paid for a job. A customer we have done a lot of work for over a couple...
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