Forum Law News - Issue #9
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At Forum Law we know that it's vital to stay up to date with the latest legal developments that are relevant to your industry, workplace or personal circumstances. In our Forum Law News we describe some of the recent cases that may be of interest, and link to the full outlines of the cases and how their decisions affect the relevant laws, on our website.

Our Christmas break

Forum Law will be closed from 5pm on Thursday, 22 December 2011 and will reopen at 9am on Monday, 16 January 2012. Our News takes a break for January/February; Issue #10 will be keeping you updated in March/April.

  Employment Law News  

National OHS harmonisation: are you ready for the new regime effective 1 January 2012?

As foreshadowed in our previous issues, NSW and all other states except Victoria and Western Australia will introduce new Work Health and Safety legislation on 1 January 2012 as the laws for these states is harmonised across Australia. The new legislation should not greatly affect NSW businesses that already operate and manage work health and safety matters in a diligent and consistent manner. However, some industries or businesses may need to make some changes.

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  Construction Law News  

The Home Building Act: significant changes in the new year

On 19 October 2011 NSW Parliament passed changes to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) to be implemented early next year. We list the changes that will be made under the amendments.

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  Property Law News  

Personal Property Securities Act: changes to affect retention of title, off-site storage and security over assets

Do you sell goods on terms that include a Retention of Title clause? Do you store goods off site? Do you wait for payment of goods sold to your clients until an event occurs? Do you take security over other parties’ assets for debts owed to you? These are just some of the circumstances that will be fundamentally affected by the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA).

The new PPSA is due to come into force (as far as we can estimate) on 30 January 2012. We have discussed this new regime in many of our previous issues and we now provide you with a summary of the new provisions.

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  Consumer Law News  

Consumer guarantees: warranty against defects prescribed from
1 January 2012

From 1 January 2012, suppliers of consumer goods will be required to provide consumers with a warranty against defects that is prescribed by the new Consumer Law. We provide details of the new warranty.

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If you would like to discuss any of these issues or if you require any legal advice or assistance please contact us at Forum Law on +61 2 9560 3388.


2012 Law Forum Dinner

We will be holding a 2012 Law Forum Dinner in late February to discuss the latest changes in business law. If you would like to attend this dinner please contact us and we will provide you with an invitation.

  Wishing you a happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!  

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