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Board Member Warning & Lessons from a Dismissal
Board Member Warning & Lessons from a Dismissal

26 May 2017

May Law Notes thanks to Emil Ford Lawyers – Helping you help others

This issue of Christian Media & Arts Law Notes reminds Boards that they are liable for penalties relating to Tax breaches and when Dismissal might be classed as unfair...

May Law Notes thanks to Emil Ford Lawyers – Helping you help others

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This issue of Christian Media & Arts Law Notes reminds Boards that they are liable for penalties relating to Tax breaches and when Dismissal might be classed as unfair...

 

EFBoardWarnings Warning to Board Members of Not-for-Profits

 In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, the director of a company that failed to  remit more than   $600,000 of withholding tax to the ATO was held to be    personally liable for that amount. This case   should remind board members of      not-for-profits that they too could be liable for penalties relating to breaches of    the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (‘TAA’) if they fail to take all reasonable                                                                                 steps to ensure that their company complies with its taxation obligations. Read more...


Fair or Unfair? Lessons to Learn from a Dismissal

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A school dismissed a teacher on the grounds that she had engaged in ‘disgraceful, improper or unbecoming conduct’ when she:

  • read out a statement listing grievances that she had with the school at an all-of-school meeting;
  • sent an email to the entire School Distribution List (that is, all staff members), criticising both past and present staff members and leadership at the school;
  • continued to send emails to all staff members, despite having been told not to do so by the Acting School Principal; and
  • again sent an email to all staff members, in defiance of the Acting School Principal’s instructions, further criticising the school leadership.
In response, the teacher successfully brought a claim before the Fair Work Commission. How could that be? Read more...    

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