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McKays is a proactive legal practise focused on the real needs of our clients. Our people are at the cutting edge of their diverse fields and are passionate about what they practise. We provide clients with no-nonsense, practical advice for real results.
The range of legal services we provide is comprehensive and our areas of specialist expertise compliment each other to provide a full range of services with two distinct focuses – Business & Industry Law and Personal Law, to meet all of your needs entirely.
Six figure fine for wages exploitation of a young worker and for failure to keep records for 3 months
Mar 13, 2018
The Fair Work Commission has fined a director $21,500 and his company $100,000 for “an outrageous exploitation of a young worker”.1 A second year apprentice plumber worked more than 200 overtime hours in a three-month trial period with a plumbing business in 2014.
Feb 13, 2018
A recent decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia may have a significant impact on your business. The effect of the decision is that Queensland employers that have used a “NAPSA” (explained below) to calculate their apprentices’ pay rate have potentially underpaid their apprentices. The estimate is that the total underpayment across Queensland may be well over $100 million.
Jan 4, 2018
Do you lease equipment (either formally or informally) to clients and friends? What about that cement mixer or excavator you let your mate borrow over a year ago?
If yes, you need to consider the Personal Property and Securities Register (“PPSR”) to ensure you are able to get your equipment back in the event that your client or mate goes broke. Imagine the loss to your business if you were to lose 1 or more pieces of equipment in this situation!