Third Dimension is our free legal newsletter for charities, not-for-profits, community groups etc.
We hope you will find this useful and informative for keeping up to date with recent news, cases and legislative changes in the Charity and Not-for-profit sector.
If you have any queries, please contact Vera Visevic, Partner of the Sydney office.
On 5 July 2017, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided in its 4 yearly review of modern awards, that casual employees can qualify for the right to request permanent employment after 12 months of work if they meet certain criteria.
With the recent surge in social enterprises, many not-for-profits are using the services of commercial fundraisers. The world of charitable fundraising regulation in Australia is complex in itself, but the regulation of commercial fundraisers adds another layer of complexity.
With courts now hearing the first claims under the expanded unfair contract laws which have been in force since 12 November 2016, it is a timely reminder to not-for-profit organisations to act fairly in their contractual relationships.
If your not-for-profit has been established as a company, the company directors have significant duties associated with their role in orchestrating the operations of the not-for-profit. Under the common law and the Corporations Act 2001, obligations have arisen in order to protect members from improper behaviour by directors. However, this piecemeal development of the law has resulted in complex requirements and restrictions which are not always easy for directors to comprehensively understand.