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Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) to be repealed and replaced by Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)
Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) to be repealed and replaced by Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)

 Workplace Relations Section 18 Jun 2018

The new Act will come into effect on or before 1 November 2018. The Act does not make major changes to long service leave but rather makes incidental changes...

 

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How to change practice areas
How to change practice areas

 Thomas Hobbs 01 Jun 2018

Feel like a change? These tips can help if you’re considering a new area of focus. Changing practice areas is a huge step that a surprising number of lawyers take over the...

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Caffeine hit for lawyers
Caffeine hit for lawyers

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2018

After a stint on MKR, lawyer Zana Pali used her skills to take a different career path...

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Lawyers hear horror stories
Lawyers hear horror stories

 Carolyn Ford 25 May 2018

Tracey Spicer spoke at the LIV Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial lunch of the "toxic misogyny and masculinity" rife in Australia's workplaces and the NOW Australia campaign that has been launched to support its victims...

 

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Short-changing employees is wage theft
Short-changing employees is wage theft

 Kleo Cruse 23 May 2018

Intentionally short-changing employees of pay entitlements is tantamount to theft and should be criminalised, a Young Workers Centre roundtable has been told...

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Pay gap shock
Pay gap shock

 Carolyn Ford 22 May 2018

Justice Chris Maxwell has a message for law firms paying male lawyers more than female lawyers for the same or equivalent work; please explain...

 

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Find confidence to just jump in, women told
Find confidence to just jump in, women told

 Karin Derkley 17 May 2018

Women need to have faith in opportunities when they arise "and just jump in", says a speaker at this Wednesday's Women in Leadership conference Anna Svenson...

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Lawyers say #MeToo
Lawyers say #MeToo

 Karin Derkley 10 May 2018

"Gobsmackingly bad" cases of sexual harassment are rife in the law and other professions, and journalists are working towards making them public...

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A wellness KPI: implications for Australian law
A wellness KPI: implications for Australian law

 Andrew Clarke 01 May 2018

Two prominent firms have advocated for wellness and wellbeing to become a mainstream issue for management. In late 2016, national firm Medibank...

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Rising stars
Rising stars

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

At the 14th Victorian Legal Awards 11 emerging stars are recognised in the Lex Medicus Rising Star Award...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

A gender issue: In the feature “It cuts both ways” (LIJ March 2018), Calum Cook makes the incredible statement that issues...

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That should be illegal
That should be illegal

 Julianna Marshall 01 May 2018

Many women lawyers would have grown up without contemplating that they could be paid less because they were female. Our natural expectation of pay equity is highlighted...

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Choose referees wisely
Choose referees wisely

 Thomas Hobbs 01 May 2018

At least three key criteria should be factored in when choosing a referee. First, a referee should be chosen knowing they will give a favourable reference. Of course...

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The end game: Five things to do if you want to sell or merge your legal practice
The end game: Five things to do if you want to sell or merge your legal practice

 Rohan Harris 20 Mar 2018

Looking to sell or merge your legal practice? A successful sale or merger can be the ultimate reward for hard work and substantial investment – but only with good preparation...

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Dealing with ill and injured workers
Dealing with ill and injured workers

 Andrew Douglas 08 Mar 2018

Safety law throughout Australia imposes duties on employees to take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves and others, and comply with the lawful and reasonable directions of their employers...

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