Matters completed in 2018
Why Hart & Co
It’s hard to find and retain good Associate & Senior Associate lawyers. Hart & Co is a long-term solution.
Our lawyers aren’t “general practitioners”. We solely do commercial and employment law, and everyone in the team comes from a top or mid-tier firm.
Available as and when required, with no lock in contracts or ongoing obligation to provide work.
Our law firms constantly tell us that “it’s just so easy to work with you.”
Add your margin to our hourly rates and profit from our services from the get-go.
Commercial / Corporate
Contracts, corporate advisory, capital raising, lending & securities, franchising, M & A
We act on behalf of small, medium and large businesses, ASX listed entities, Government departments, Local Councils, major industry associations, and not-for-profits. We advise on a cross-section of industries including tech/software, retail, agriculture, professional services, energy, telecommunications, insurance and building and construction.
Lead lawyer acting for one of Australia’s newest and most innovative insurers as they enter the Australian market, including preparation of various commercial agreements including an AFSL licence agreement, services contracts, user terms and conditions, privacy documents, and competition terms and conditions.
Acting in the sale and purchase of numerous businesses across all States and industries, including share sales with earnouts and vendor finance arrangements.
Reviewing various Government and major business tender service and supply contracts and successfully negotiating changes on behalf of successful tenderers including a recent supply/services contract for a major Victoria infrastructure project.
Advising numerous businesses including both professional services firms and software technology businesses on the different options around giving employee’s shares and advising on compliance with the Employee Share Scheme tax incentive laws.
Advising an ASX listed company on the process for restructuring their organisation and making a substantial number of their sales team redundant.
Technology & Intellectual Property
Advising a new national delivery/rideshare company (similar to UberEats) prior to their entry into the Australian market, on compliance, liability, insurance and risk management. This included preparation of their terms of service, restaurant agreement and driver agreement.
News & Insights
Workpac decision leaves employers in limbo over casual entitlements
The recent Full Court decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene to uphold a decision that a casual mine driver be entitled to the same benefits as a permanent employee because he worked regular and predictable hours has thrown employers into a state of uncertainty. The casual employee was found to be entitled to be paid annual leave and other entitlements, despite being paid a higher hourly rate (casual loading) to compensate for the lack of entitlements that casuals get.
Parliament subsequently passed the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 which prohibits casual employees from double dipping on entitlements provided that certain conditions are met.
Hart & Co has closely followed the decision of Skene, as well as the subsequent decision of Workpac v Rossato and the Government response, and is at the forefront of the changes.
Stay ahead of major trends in commercial and employment law.
Meet the Team
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