When Is A Contractor Considered An Employee?
It is important to know the differences between an employee and a contractor as this will affect your responsibilities, tax and super. If you incorrectly treat your employees as contractors, you risk having to pay penalties and charges.For the full text of this article, please go the MSI Global Alliance page » MORE...
The Step Children Conundrum
Families – sometimes you can’t live with them, but you wouldn’t be living without them. As social demographics adjust and non-nuclear families are becoming more and more prevalent, the so-called ‘solutions’ from a legislative standpoint create some interesting outcomes. An important consideration in super death benefit planning is ensuring death benefit proceeds get paid to the desired beneficiary...
Legislation introduced to ease problems with deceased estates
Administration and Probate and Other Act Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Bill 2016 Legislation was introduced into Victorian Parliament yesterday which will address problems that can arise in dealing with a deceased person’s estate and which also introduce updated formulas for distributing assets when a person dies without a will. The amendments:
Adverse Possession – former laneways
Reports in the Preston Leader of Reservoir property owner, Greg Goldenberg gaining title to a discontinued laneway under adverse possession laws demonstrates that successful outcomes are possible despite the need to tiptoe through a legal minefield (click here for the article).