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The transitional arrangements that applied to certain items of the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines are set to conclude on 1 July 2015. Accordingly, now is an opportune time for all public ancillary funds (particularly those established prior to 1 January 2012) to carry out a spot check and ensure they comply with the Guidelines.
In a recent preference recovery against the Commissioner of Taxation, we successfully procured settlement in favour of the company for approximately $3.5 million.
One of the ongoing challenges faced by employers is managing poor performing employees. Notwithstanding some of the best efforts by employers to assist employees to improve their performance, unfortunately often there is insufficient improvement and employers are left with no choice but to terminate their employment. However, such terminations are not without risk. In particular, employers are subject to various legal obligations when carrying out this type of termination. A failure by an employer to comply with these obligations can result in significant sanctions, including financial penalties, orders for compensation, reinstatement of employment, and negative publicity.
Martin Alden, Partner and Head of Employment & Industrial Relations is hosting a half day workshop that discusses terminations of employment for poor performance and how employers may carry them out lawfully and reduce exposure to legal action.