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Enduring powers of attorney – new legislation in effect from late 2008

Enduring powers of attorney – new legislation in effect from late 2008

Changes to the law governing powers of attorney came into effect on 26 September 2008. The changes are designed to better protect the donor (person who originally sets up the power of attorney)

By Tara Hurley - 1 May 2009

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Ninety day trial periods possible in new employment contracts

Ninety day trial periods possible in new employment contracts

New legislation means that employees can be required to prove their worth over ninety days - or be dismissed without explanation. This may reassure employers who have previously been apprehensive about taking on new staff, as a disappointing candidate was difficult to 'let go'.

By Andrew Steele - 6 Apr 2009

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New law offers help to balance professional and family life

New law offers help to balance professional and family life

Many people who care for young children are in paid employment. Now legislation has been created to try to help working parents achieve better work-life balance.

By Andrew Steele - 2 Mar 2009

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What to do when concerned about a neighbour’s tree

What to do when concerned about a neighbour’s tree

Although nature can create a beautiful vista, the neighbour's tree is probably not the outlook you had in mind. Here's how to prevent the situation from turning ugly.

By Kay Keam - 1 Feb 2009

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