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Rolf Howard

Rolf is managing partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers. He has been in the legal practice since 1986 and a partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers since 1992. Rolf focuses on assisting clients to proactively manage legal responsibilities and opportunities to achieve competitive advantage. Rolf concentrates on business planning and formation, directors’ duties, corporate governance, fundraising and business succession. His major interest is to assist business owners and their financial advisers plan and implement strategies to build and exit from successful businesses.

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What is a conflict of interest policy in your business contract?

Having a properly worded and effectively delivered conflict of interest policy can alleviate potential issues before the...

Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to workplace bullying

Employers will always be responsible for taking reasonable steps and actions to keep their work environment physically, ...
redundancy pay

Do I always need to pay terminated employees redundancy pay?

It’s important to get legal advice on what you may owe in redundancy pay should you terminate employees or reduce their ...
conflict

Managing a difficult employee

When one or more employees are actively engaged in disruptive behaviour other staff members can become angry and resentf...
minority shareholders

When can a minority shareholder take action?

A guide to the rights of a minority shareholder in a smaller, unlisted private company, and the risks involved of holdin...
vaccine, vaccination, directives

Can employers force employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Employers need to balance their responsibility to look after their employees' health and respecting their individual rig...
stress leave

What is stress leave and when are your employees entitled to it?

While workplace stress is not an official category for leave from ones’ employment, it is widely accepted as a form of i...
Subcontractors, ACCC

Do contractors have the same rights as employees?

With more and more SMEs hiring contractors for various jobs, it's vital to know the rights and privileges they are entit...
freelancers, HR, lead, JobKeeper, human skills, personalisation

Can older staff be made redundant to make room for staff eligible for JobMaker?

The JobMaker Hiring Credit provides monetary incentives to businesses to hire people currently on JobSeeker aged between...

As an employer, do your employment contracts protect you?

Although employment contracts can be in either written or verbal form, verbal agreements may be difficult to prove shoul...