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Given always stiffer job industry in Sydney, Australia as well as the rest of the World and the actual levels of competition in the workplace, it isn’t exceptional for an particular person or the enterprises to acquire assistance from employment lawyers.
McArdle Legal is a Sydney employment law firm.
This article will give attention to several of the key standard factors and useful suggestions in regards to workplace regulations in Australia distinctively. This is particularly significant given the fact that from January 1st 2010 personnel and their bosses in the Australian workplace structure are encompassed by the new National Employment Standards (NES).
Goal of introducing such countrywide laws was obvious; it is to convey all the awards along with individual contract under the same umbrella having the entire workplace system less difficult for both employees and employers. It renders the full employment space a much more level playing field.
Each of these new employment laws manage workplace discrimination, unfair dismissal, minimum entitlements inclusive of annual, personal and other leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay.
Given that a lot of companies already have standard lawyers who help them with commercial, employment and other concerns, let’s look into these workplace standards from the employees perspective.
When does one Require An Employment Lawyer?
It is always great to be informed. So if you have whatever uncertainties and questions regarding your specific rights at work, try visiting the fair Work Ombudsman site. Remember this is a government agency and the web-page includes useful suggestions. You can also give them a call during business hours.
After you’re equipped with worthy facts and still believe that it is important for you discover extra with regard to how that applies to your employment contract and conditions, the best option should be to phone your human resources (HR) delegate in your company. Their responsibility is always to completely grasp current labour laws in your country and also the company’s policies and procedures.
In the the majority of the situations, an individual will be looking for their rights as an employee for the reason of being dissatisfied with some areas of their very own employment. It is for this reason that it is wise to have a level head and approach your company’s HR division or associate with an open mind.
It’s just as likely that you misunderstood the information accessible as it is for the employer to have made a mistake and needs to revise your contract or conditions. It is equally very common that your supervisor or the department head is not totally aware of the current regulations so they ought to be provided a chance to respond.
It is best to resolve issues and misunderstandings internally. in this way, a win-win end result is more likely. Each employer and employee keep their virtue and good track record complete.
There are however instances when employment lawyers will have to be engaged by either side. as a general rule, and unless you already know a good workplace lawyer, it is advisable to follow the law firm that specialises in employment law. they have all the recent facts and fresh court of law rulings which will help them be helpful to you. Remember that any firm is only as good as the team members employed by it.
January 16th, 2012
As an Aquarian, you are very much your own person. you tend to march to a different drum and do not like being forced to fit into an expected mould. Sometimes this can work against you but you would rather have it this way than lose your individuality. mostly it works for you because you bring different ideas to the table of life, whether at work or in your private life. People are often surprised by your unique approach to life and to solving problems. Your ideas are valued because of this different perspective. you will want your Aquarius tattoo to be different.
You are a caring person, who likes to make a difference. you are drawn to activities and organizations that allow you to contribute to a better world. If you have a weakness, it is your idealism, which can be impractical at times. This idealism drives your interests in humanity. you pursue your ideals with a high degree of enthusiasm and energy, which draws others to you. Because of this you sometimes find yourself in a leadership role. Fortunately, you can handle this because you are a good organizer and communicator.
Aquarius Tattoo Designs
The zodiac sign for Aquarius is the Water Carrier, and is ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Most of the designs depict water flowing from urns. Sometimes it is one urn held by the water carrier, sometimes it is the urn itself with water flowing from it or more than one urn. Always there is an abundance of water. The image of the twin wavy, parallel lines is the symbol for Aquarius and is often used as a tattoo design either by itself or with an urn or water carrier. Water is fluid, which depicts your personality. you like to be different, ever-changing. you like to be free to express yourself in your own way. Your Aquarius tattoo will reflect this.
Some of the designs are quite intricate, with the image of the water bearer dispensing copious amounts of water from the urns and the symbol for Aquarius drawn in the water. The water bearer can be male or female and can represent someone close to you or someone who has had a strong influence on you. The images are generally action drawings, with the water obviously flowing – giving life, bestowing generosity or pouring out knowledge or love. The pictures are ones of abundance and plenty, which could represent that part of your nature that impels you to help and support others.
The designs lend themselves to a large canvas such as a shoulder, back or thigh. This is not to say they cannot be worn elsewhere but the intricacy and color of the designs work best with a larger area. If you are inclined to a smaller tattoo, you can use an image of the symbol itself either by itself or with other celestial bodies such as stars or planets. There is plenty of scope to express your individuality, as there are a great variety of designs.
Whatever Aquarius tattoo design you choose will be uniquely yours because you prefer not to follow the mob.
About the Author
You will find your special Aquarius zodiac tattoo design to express your unique personality at http://www.tattooartdesign.infoWilliam Burnell enjoys sharing his interest in the art, designs and history of tattoos and in helping others in their quest for their unique symbol of self-expression.
WATERLOO, Iowa — Emily Callahan took a significant step infollowing her father’s path this week.
And her father was there to officiate the ceremony.
A former Cedar Falls resident, Emily Callahan, 27, recentlypassed the state bar exam in Florida, where she has been hired by alaw firm.
On Tuesday, her father, District Associate Judge Nathan Callahanof the Waterloo-based First Judicial District, administered heroath as a court official at the Black Hawk County Courthouse.
The swearing in took place in the same courtroom where JudgeCallahan, of Cedar Falls, took his oath several years ago.
Also on hand for the occasion was her mother, Billie Hemmer ofJanesville, who runs the University of Northern Iowa’s botanicalcenter.
Emily Callahan began doing filing and clerical work for attorneyTom Frerichs while she was a sophomore at Northern University HighSchool in Cedar Falls.
“Thanks to my dad, I had always been interested in the legalworld, but I think getting the hands-on perspective in the officereally set the hook,” Emily Callahan said.
She earned her undergraduate degree in French from Truman StateUniversity in Kirksville, Mo. when she finished, she was stillinterested in law but took jobs teaching English in France and andPeru.
“Finally after all that I thought, ‘This is what I want to do. Iwant to go to law school,” Emily Callahan said. “My dad was reallythe one to say ‘you need to be sure about this.’ … I think hewanted to make sure I was making the decision for me and notbecause it was the easy thing to do, because I knew it.”
She enrolled at the University of Iowa School of Law in IowaCity, and after graduation in May opted to take the bar exam inFlorida. the Sunshine State was a natural choice because herfiance, Travis Heyen, an Australian, works as a yacht captain.
The letter that informed her she passed the bar also told hershe could be sworn in by a judge in any state that can administeroaths. when she read the message to he father over the phone, hevolunteered to officiate.
Emily Callahan helped with immigration law cases while in lawschool, and her new position is with a firm that performsforeclosure defense work.
Judge Callahan has been on the bench since 2000.
If you’re into RP and are thinking of going the whole hog in SWTOR, then read this great overview of RP by SWTOR-RP‘s head honcho, Ganden. he also happens to be an Oceanic player so it’s a double win – enjoy.
There are many types and styles of gameplay out there when it comes to MMORPGs. Players have their own preferences, whether it be a focus on PvP, PvE, or perhaps a mix of both. however, there is another style of gameplay that arguably holds the most passionate and opinionated player base, and that style is roleplay. to define roleplay in a nutshell, it consists of a player immersing him or herself behind a character with a story, a personality, and a way of life. The player then interacts with other players in the game from the perspective of their character, acting as their character would in the given situation. it can go as far as interacting with non-player characters and world objects in-character. In roleplay, there is a realm of possibilities when it comes to roleplaying – even more so when the game is in the setting of one of the largest and most popular fantasy worlds ever created - Star Wars.
The old Republic is by far the largest Star Wars virtual universe ever created in a game, so you can only imagine the anticipation held by the ever-so-eager roleplayers. Star Wars: Galaxies was fun for roleplayers, but BioWare’s Star Wars virtual reality goes above and beyond anything ever created by Sony Online Entertainment. there are seventeen worlds to explore, eight unique classes to play, and two mega-factions which go head-to-head in a battle to establish their own ideas of peace for the known galaxy. and with a game so large, where does someone who wishes to pursue the idea of roleplay start? there are so many avenues to cover when developing your own character, and in this guide to roleplay, we’re going to hopefully assist you in some of the steps involved in kicking off your roleplaying endeavours, as well as covering some of the etiquette surrounding the controversial style of gameplay.
Before you begin your roleplaying adventures, you need to decide what kind of roleplayer you will be. despite mixed views about whether there should be classifications of roleplay based on roleplaying intensity, two types of roleplay do exist in this modern age of gaming; light and heavy RP. This very topic could be talked about for hours, but we won’t bore you with all of the details. In short, light RP consists of roleplaying on occasion, with out-of-character (OOC) gameplay being the first priority. On the other hand, if you’re classified as a heavy roleplayer, then most of what you do in a game is done in-character. For a broader insight into these two types of roleplay, be sure to check out the edition of The Darker Side of Life – a weekly column at SWTOR-RP – which tackles this very topic.
To roleplay, you must have a character with a background of sorts, but it’s up to you how much detail you want to develop before actually playing. keep in mind that at some stage in roleplay, questions about your character’s background may come up in dialogue with other players. Unless you’re great at improvising, you may want to put some effort and detail into a back-story. But of course, you must start with the basics. Choosing your species and gender should be the foremost decisions, as your character’s name could be defined by species and gender. For example, a Chiss character’s name is going to be somewhat different than an Iridonian’s name. once you’ve chosen your species and gender, choose an appropriate name. a little hint for roleplay and name creation: be original. You won’t be making many friends with names like Luke Skyhopper or Ben Solowalker. Do a little research into your chosen race and create a unique name using some of your favourite letters. once you’ve done that, it’s time to play with your body! Well, not your own body. You get the point.
Physical attributes are just as important as name choice, as the appearance of your character may just influence the way he or she is perceived by other players. Largely built characters are going to come across as dominant, whilst the smaller and more petite ones may give off the impression to an irritating chihuahua. Maybe not quite as dramatic, but again, you get the point. Be sure, however, to consider your character’s base personality traits when creating your physical attributes. Consider age, height, weight, skin colour, eye colour, hair style and colour (if applicable), and facial markings and tattoos. Character creation should flow once you get started. it is always the initial process that hurts the brain, but once you get going, ideas should start popping into your head. For a guide on how character creation and player backgrounds work, take a look at the SWTOR-RP Wiki where you’ll find a diverse abundance of character biographies for The old Republic.
Roleplay can sometimes bear a bit of baggage when it comes to etiquette. The basic rule of thumb is consent. if you’re about to do or say something that may affect another player in a significant way, make sure you have their consent. You don’t want to be emoting the movement of activating your lightsaber and severing another character’s arm at the shoulder socket if they’re not willing to lose that limb. “Ben Solowalker rushes in with his lightsaber and cuts off your arm!” Don’t do that. That would be most unfortunate. In addition to consent, don’t be playing the impervious and unbeatable character, especially in The old Republic. BioWare created a story where they’ve made everyone the best of the best. Jedi, Smugglers, Sith, and Bounty Hunters are all going to be top of the class characters, so eventually you’re going to have to take one for the team. You win some and you lose some. This can always be decided with the roll of a die if you cannot decide via private messages as to who should come out as the victor. The die can help decide which character lands a blow in both actual duels in-game, as well as “emote duels.” Emoting a duel consists of using the /emote command and entering a description as to what your character is doing. most roleplay tends to take the latter approach when it comes to duelling.
If you’re on a roleplay server in The old Republic, never be afraid to engage in roleplay with an unknown character. You never know what might happen. whether your dialogue turns into a cantina brawl or you end up making a new ally, there is a world of fun to be had. Roleplaying in The old Republic takes you a few steps closer to experiencing the vividness that is the Star Wars universe. Almost anything is possible, and you control the action. and who better to control the action than a bunch of rowdy Aussies? That takes the anything is possible clause into a whole new world of madness!
For more of an insight into roleplay, be sure to head over to SWTOR-RP.com and check out some of the roleplaying resources we’ve made available to our target audience – roleplayers.
And that’s the way the cookie crumbles in roleplay.
The holidays are the perfect time to catch up on television shows, new and old. If you’re a fan of tattoos and drama, we have good news for you! The TLC reality hit show ‘NY Ink‘ will be kicking off Season Two on December 29. We had the opportunity to catch up with renowned artist and main character Ami James, the driving force behind the show and Soho-based tattoo shop- Wooster Street Social Club. In our chat with Ami, we discussed his inside perspective on the series, as well as current tattoo trends. Here’s what the reality star had to say in the days leading up to the start of the second season of ‘NY Ink’!
Tell us about your experience so far in new York. What’s been the biggest challenge?
New York has been home for me for 15 years, although I live in both Miami and new York. I’m constantly going back and forth between the two cities, so I would say the biggest challenge has been giving the Miami and new York shops equal attention, and juggling my family and personal obligations as well.
How does new York differ from Miami? Miami is very laid-back, where new York is more hustle and bustle. You can really feel the energy in the air in new York. So the cities are different, and the shops in the cities are different as well. The one common thread is really the clients.
Tattoos used to be considered pretty taboo, but it seems there has been a shift in perception. Do you agree? the world of tattoos has really changed in the past decade, and with the television shows, tattoos have been brought into people’s living rooms. The timing of the shows was right. People have learned more about tattoos, and there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of the population with tattoos.
What’s the biggest tattoo trend you are seeing right now? there are always trends in tattoos, but thought and education are important when considering a tattoo. Be sure to think long-term and know that the tattoo will likely last a lifetime. That being said, the biggest trend I’m seeing right now is women getting tattoos on their ribs. The upside of this location is the ribs are usually covered by clothes, but the downside is this is a very painful location!
So many people ink the name of their significant other on their body. We all remember when Kasey Kahl got a tattoo to declare his love for Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky. What do you think motivates people to do this? It’s popular to get these types of tattoos, but I don’t recommend it unless it’s somebody you absolutely know you will love forever. I respect the freedom of choice, but I do try to give people insight that the tattoo is permanent. And I can speak from personal experience; I have a portrait tattoo of my ex-wife [Jordan]! Today, we’re best friends so I can honestly say I don’t regret the tattoo. I embrace it as part of my personal history.
For people who decide to get a tattoo with their partner’s name, is there a place on the body you recommend that is best for this type of statement?
In our business, we don’t typically provide recommendations as much as we advise customers of locations on the body that might not work very well. For example, some spots on the body are very painful to get a tattoo. It’s all about making sure the customer is informed and making the best decision for their body.
We all know tattoos are permanent, but sometimes relationships are not. what advice do you give to people who may have a tattoo of a former lover? well, we know relationships have the potential to end up as disasters. I’m thinking of Tiger Woods right now, and we all understand what it’s like when a relationship ends. Personally, I have a tattoo linked to my ex-wife, but we were lucky. Although our marriage didn’t last, we ended the relationship really respecting each other, so I’m okay with the tattoo. If you end up with a tattoo you don’t want, you really have two options, cover it up or laser it off.
How many tattoos do you have, and which is your favorite? I have so many great tattoos. I especially like a tattoo I had done in Japan, because it really taught me a lot about the Japanese culture. I also really like my tattoo that is a portrait of my daughter [Shayli Haylen James].
Thanks to Ami for sharing his perspective into the world of tattoos! In case you missed season one of NY Ink, you can pick up the DVD (available on December 20) and catch up before the second season begins.