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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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How to protect confidential business information

Open communication and a culture of trust are essential for the security of confidential business information.

What are an employer’s WHS obligations to workers during extreme heat?

Workplace laws place a duty on employers to provide a safe working environment for their workers, including protections ...

How is RSI treated under workers’ compensation?

To be eligible for workers' compensation, employees must be able to demonstrate that their RSI is work-related.

Do employees accrue annual leave when working overtime?

The law and the various contractual remedies in an award or enterprise agreement provide for an additional benefit to th...

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 ...

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...