According to the ABS*, of the 13.4 million Australians who have worked at some time in the last 12 months, 563,600 experienced work-related injury or illness during that same period. Of these 563,600 people, only 52% received workers compensation.Read more
We often meet clients who do not realise the importance of estate planning where they are involved in a private company as a director and/or shareholder.
Recently, we met with a client to prepare their Will, they were ready to tell us about their intentions for their assets and children. However, when we tried to discuss their business succession, they had not thought about it or reviewed their company constitution and trust deeds to see if they provided any options.Read more
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We can all benefit from finding ways to become more productive in our lives; especially those of you starting or running a small business. We are passionate about the power of small business in the community and hope these tips help can you to work smarter so you can get more done.Read more
If you have sustained an injury at work or in the course of your employment, we can assist you with making a claim for Workers’ Compensation, covering treatment, expenses and lost wages now and into the future.
At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers, we have extensive experience in workplace injury law. We take a client-first approach to our workplace injury matters to ensure that we can help you navigate your recovery, your claim and your future. Our no-win no-fee policy gives you confidence knowing you only have to pay legal fees if we win your claim.Read more
With many workplaces starting to plan their end of year functions, it might be time to reassess how you manage your workplace functions, particularly if alcohol is involved. Some recent decisions resulted in businesses having to wear the liability for any inappropriate behaviour of its staff.Read more
If you managed to watch any of the Shark Tank episodes which aired on Channel Ten recently, you would have observed the panel of ‘Sharks’ verbally destroy contestants who struggled to answer some of the Sharks questions about some business basics. Steve Baxter wrote in an article for BRW recently, “We saw plenty of amazing inventors, outstanding sales people and hard workers who had achieved extraordinary progress. But we saw far too many people who didn’t understand the basics…”.
In terms of basics, here three legal questions you may need to ask when you’re starting a new business venture. People often end up knocking on our door trying to right wrongs which could have been avoided if they had asked the right questions in the first place.Read more
If you go where the money is, if you’re good at what you do, you continually learn and are prepared to work hard, then you’ll see the rewards – Ashley
Seven years ago we started Brandon & Gullo out of our ironing room! Over the years we’ve certainly made some mistakes and learnt some big lessons but we’ve also celebrated some great wins along the way. Two years ago we were recognized on the BRW Fast 100 list. While this was a wonderful moment to celebrate with our team, there are definitely some keys that have helped myself and the firm achieve this. Here’s just 6 things (out of the thousand) I’ve learnt or seen that might help you in your new or existing business venture.Read more
Will swearing at work mean your boss can immediately sack you?
In the case of Smith v Aussie Waste Management Pty Ltd  FWC 1044 (12 February 2015) Mr Smith a rubbish truck driver lodged an unfair dismissal application against his employer where he was terminated for allegedly swearing at his manager. On the day of his dismissal Mr Smith was apparently taking longer than usual to complete his rubbish collection round allegedly (which Mr Smith said was due to mechanical difficulties with a vehicle). His supervisor Mr Coombes called him about the alleged lateness and the evidence suggests the conversation was quite heated and resulted in Mr Smith hanging up on Mr Coombes. The Commission accepted Mr Coombes’ evidence that he terminated Mr Smith because he said “you dribble shit, you always dribble fucking shit”.Read more