PROTECTING EMPLOYER INTERESTS VIA CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES – POINTS FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment contracts frequently contain provisions imposing restrictions on an employee after the end of employment.  Such provisions, often referred to as “Restraint of Trade”, aim to protect the rights of the employer, but issues often arise as to how wide the restraints can be – restraints which are too broad may be unenforceable. Types of Restraint Employers may seek to…

Annual Leave Entitlements

In this post we cover how many annual leave days you are entitled to under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA). An employee’s leave (holiday) entitlements are set and protected under the National Employment Standards in the FWA. Section 87 provides an employee is entitled to 4 weeks per year. This accrues progressively during a year of service according to…

Mould in a Rental Property

In this post we will discuss what a tenant (ie renter or leasee) do if his or her house is mouldy? Can the lease be terminated and can compensation be claimed? A landlord has an obligation provide a property that is clean and fit for habitation at the start of the lease. The landlord also has an obligation to maintain…