Law Firm Marketing & Management

The data you glean from your referrals and referral sources is the key to increasing your referrals and growing your law firm. Do you know who referred you the most potential new clients over the past year or two? Do you know who referred you the most potential new clients over the past year or two who became actual clients? Do you know who referred you the most potential new clients over the past year…
Welcome to the newest member of the Muse Communications family: Hallett & Perrin, P.C. Hallett & Perrin is a 36-lawyer full-service law firm, with expertise in a wide array of industries, including construction, energy, hospitality, and healthcare. We will be helping the firm showcase its deep bench of talent and thought leaders via its website, […] The post Welcome, Hallett & Perrin, P.C. appeared first on Muse Communications.…
AmLaw firms get lots of love in eDiscovery circles, leaving many small and mid-sized firms to feel under-resourced and unsure of what to do when they have eDiscovery needs. This brief post is addressed to small law firms, and while it doesn’t contain anything earth-shattering, hopefully it will grant a bit of perspective and peace of mind.…
In brief 1 min read The Superannuation Guarantee rate is scheduled to increase from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021, although a final decision will be made in the May 2021 Budget. How does it affect you? Unless the Federal Government amends the legislation, employers will be required to contribute an additional 0.5% to employees’ superannuation accounts to satisfy their obligations under the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth). Employers should start considering how…
In brief 3 min read The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has issued guidance regarding the recent amendments to casual employment in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). Jump to Key takeaways What does the guidance say? Key takeaways As set out in the guidance, by 27 September 2021, employers (of more than 15 employees) must assess whether any existing casuals employed before 27 March 2021 are eligible to convert to permanent employment. Within 21 days…
In brief 3 min read The High Court has refused to allow an appeal against a Full Federal Court decision that union officials must hold a valid federal right of entry permit when entering sites under state work health and safety (WHS) laws.1 Key takeaway Union officials must have valid federal right of entry permits, and be willing to present them upon request, when entering worksites for the purposes of resolving safety issues under…
In brief 3 min read The Full Court of the Federal Court has confirmed that to determine whether an employee’s injury arose out of or in the course of their employment, the full circumstances of the injury must be taken into account, including the ‘place’ at which the injury occurred and the ‘activity’ undertaken at the time.1 In this case, despite the employee being in a place at the request of her employer, by…
In brief 3 min read The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to comply with a mandatory influenza vaccine policy. However, the FWC made the observation that this decision turned on the facts of this particular case and the industry in which the employee worked.1 Key takeaways Vaccination policies should be adapted to each specific workplace. There is likely more scope to implement a mandatory vaccination policy…

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