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.

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  • 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”.A second year apprentice plumber worked more than 200 overtime hours in a three-month trial period with a plumbing business in 2014.

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  • Crops and the PPSA

    Feb 14, 2018

    In addition to the mainstream security, perfection, priority and extinguishment rules, the PPSA contains a number of specific enforcement and priority rules in relation to security interests over crops.


  • Were you and are you paying your apprentices correctly?

    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.

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  • Renting out equipment? Think PPSR.

    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!

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