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2018 Premier's Teacher Scholarship for Health and Wellbeing has been awarded to Darren Lang

On behalf of Hicksons we would like to congratulate Darren Lang, a teacher who is the head dean of PDHPE and Sport at a Sydney High School, who last year was awarded the 2019 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship for Health and Wellbeing - a scholarship that Hicksons proudly sponsors.
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Hicksons Sydney office has been nominated for Sydney Design Awards 2018

Hicksons are delighted to share that our Sydney office has been shortlisted for the Sydney Design Awards 2018.
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Those who stand and wait also serve: Rights of employers to suspend or place employees on gardening leave when the contract of employment is silent

It has long been thought that employers need to spell out in their contracts (or for it to be implied from other clauses) that they have a right to suspend or place an employee on gardening leave.
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Why can’t you get an x-ray for a psychological injury? Well, maybe you can…

If a person rolls her/his ankle and a fracture is suspected, the doctor will refer for an X-Ray to confirm.
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New ‘ipso facto’ amendments provide a stay on the enforcement of insolvency termination clauses in certain circumstances

Ipso Facto Clause changes will come into effect for all contracts entered into after 1 July 2018.
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HR managers personal assets are on the line - The fears are real and getting worse

In today’s Australian workplace relations climate, there is genuine potential for HR professionals to be personally liable to pay money where claims are successful.
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Beware the Unfair – lessons to be learnt from JJ Richards?

The protections afforded to consumers under the “unfair contract terms” regime by the Australian Consumer Law and the ASIC Act 2001 has been extended to cover small businesses for over a year now.  
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The Benevolent Ruler in our lives – Facebook and big data

Fine balance between open and free social interactions and individual privacy.
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Access to police investigation files denied under GIPA

A complaint was made alleging that the Applicants engaged in drug use.
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14 of our experts have been awarded The Best Lawyers in Australia

Hicksons position within the market was confirmed this week with 14 of our professionals having been nominated and awarded The Best Lawyers in Australia.  
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Certainty and consistency needed for visa applicants and sponsors in light of more proposed visa changes

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs is again making changes to the Australian visa system, with a view to substantially reducing the number of visa categories.
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Offers of Compromise – take your medicine early

Malek Fahd Islamic School Limited v The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 361 is a recent reminder of the importance of offers of compromise and the consequences of ignoring them.  
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122 Modern Awards - a confusing maze for business

The Fair Work Ombudsman is vigorously prosecuting employers for breaches of awards and the Federal Court are making orders for very significant civil penalties where breaches are established.
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New Planning Laws in NSW

DA (development application) processes have been given a fillip under changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act which took effect this month.
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Hicksons hosts Sydney-based space meetup OrbitOz for the first time

On 28 February 2018, Hicksons had the pleasure of hosting OrbitOz’s monthly meetup.

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