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Our articles are published by Sarah Stoddart. Sarah writes our articles on changes to legislation, relevant case law and other topics of interest to keep clients informed and up to date.

Help or hindrance – The role of a support person

Help or hindrance – The role of a support person

Employees are entitled to have a support person present during any meetings with their employer relating to the employee’s performance, a workplace investigation or disciplinary action. Although the support person may ask questions about the process or to help the employee understand what is being asked of them, the support person is predominantly an observer only.

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Purchasing a business – A practical checklist

Purchasing a business – A practical checklist

There is a lot to think about when purchasing a business. Combined with the emotion of the experience, it can be easy to overlook some of the practical steps that need to be taken to ensure a smooth transition to ownership. Here is a checklist of items to remember or action when purchasing a business.

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When to tell your staff you’ve sold

When to tell your staff you’ve sold

A sale of business results in all employees being terminated by the seller with effect from close of business on the day before the settlement date. All employees must be given prior notice of termination and either required to work out the notice period or paid in lieu of notice.

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What actually happens on settlement day?

What actually happens on settlement day?

Clients often ask us whether they are need to attend settlement and what actually happens on settlement day.  Below is a snapshot of how a settlement unfolds.   Location Irrespective of whether the settlement is the sale or purchase of a business or property, the...

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