Guide to Australian Property and Employment Laws

Employment Laws

The property law in Australia is the system regulating and prioritising the property law rights, interests and responsibilities of individuals to the right to ownership or possessions of the property. Property is divided into two types one is the real property which includes land, real estate, agricultural land or development of the property and the other is personal property. When you are buying or selling a property in Australia, there are various laws and regulation that you have to abide by and these include:

Property Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of real estate or land from one person to another. A typical conveyancing transaction comprises entering into a contract for the sale of land, financial settlement and registration of the transfer and other documents. The conveyancing can be done by a solicitor or licensed settlement agent.

Property Development

Property development in Melbourne ranges from structural to purchasing of the property, negotiating the contract to structuring the finance of the purchase and planning issues. A property lawyer can help you as they deal with negotiating building contracts, liaising with surveyors, provide advice on subdivision issues and body corporate rules.

Property Disputes

Property disputes include disputes with a neighbour over fences and trees, dispute with the real estate agent and diving property in dispute with family members. All these disputes are protected under property dispute law where it can be resolved by mutual consent or seeking legal advice.

Property Leasing

Under Australian law, a lease is a grant of exclusive possession of land for a specified period of time. Leases are used in broad range of commercial transactions, including relatively short-term leasing of retail and commercial premises (6-10 years) to long-term leasing (50 years or longer) of major assets.

This is all about the property laws and now let’s move to the employment laws.

The labour law in Australia has undergone radical changes in an attempt to restore balance to the laws governing the health, safety and welfare of workers. Here are some of the employment laws that an employee should be aware of.

Long Service Leave

Employees are entitled to a lengthy period of paid leaves after a significant period of continuous service. This can range from 6 weeks leave after 7 years of service to 13 weeks of leave after 10 years of service depending on the employee’s state or territory of employment.

Unfair Dismissal

It is when the employer terminates your contract of employment with or without notice without any fair reason to do so. The dismissal is automatically unfair if the employee is dismissed on religious or political opinions, dismissed on race, colour, sexual orientation, dismissed when pregnant, giving birth or breastfeeding. In these cases, the employee can move the court against the employer and for this, you need to hire unfair dismissal lawyers to help you out.

These are some of the employment laws you should be aware of.