• 3 Top Tips Before You Investigate Employee Misconduct

    Misconduct complaints or grievances can be challenging for many employers to deal with. What should you think about before deciding to investigate a complaint or allegations relating to employee misconduct? 1.    Is an investigation necessary? Before any other steps are taken, it is important to consider whether there are any internal policies or procedures that need to be followed when

    3
  • Employee Entitlements – What Happens When a Company is Insolvent?

    In most cases of corporate insolvency, employees are owed some form of entitlements, whether contractual entitlements (such as wages or salary), or statutory entitlements (like annual leave, long service leave or redundancy pay).  They are often the creditors who are most seriously affected by the insolvency. Other unsecured creditors may have alternative income sources, while secured creditors can often exercise

    2
  • Unreasonable Director Related Transactions in Liquidations

    When a company goes into liquidation, a party to a transaction with the company may be required to repay the assets or payments to the liquidator. When might this occur? One of the situations is where there has been an unreasonable director related transaction prior to the appointment of a liquidator.   What is an unreasonable director related transaction? This

    4
  • Can I Unwind a Winding Up?

    You are a director and shareholder of a Company and the court has just wound up your Company and appointed a liquidator. But this was an administrative oversight and you cannot afford to be associated with a liquidated Company, as it will severely affect your reputation, profession or trade and your ongoing business relationships. Can I unwind a winding up

    4
  • The Insolvency Practitioner’s Role Under FEG

    When an insolvency occurs, the Insolvency Practitioner (IP) is usually the first point of contact for employees seeking their outstanding employment entitlements.  As an initial step, IPs should refer relevant employees to FEG Online Services to lodge a claim for an advance with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Beyond this initial advice to employees, what role does

    2