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Dismissal for failure to attend a medical examination + voluntary tribunals & ATO News ...
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Not-for-Profit Law Notes - Emil Ford Lawyers
May 2016
Dear <<First Name>>,

This month's Not-for-Profit Law Notes looks at an important employment issue - how do you determine whether a direction to attend a medical examination is reasonable? Also we take a look at a case where the Supreme Court had to consider whether or not it should (and could) overturn a decision made by a not-for-profit organisation's disciplinary tribunal and we check out some news from the Australian Taxation Office.  

Enjoy the read!

Regards,

David Ford
Voluntary tribunals - what's reasonable?
When a rider rode his horse to victory he had no idea that his mount's owner had given the horse prohibited substances. The Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Ltd (the ASC) disqualified the horse's owner AND the rider from competition for 12 months. The ASC is a not-for-profit organisation.

When the rider appealed the decision, the Supreme Court needed to decide:
  1. whether it had the power to interfere with the ASC decision; and
  2. whether the ASC's action was reasonable.
Not-for-profits can learn valuable lessons about their disciplinary procedures from the ASC's experience.
Read more ...
Dismissal for failure to attend a medical examination
A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has provided some questions for not-for-profit organisations to ask themselves in determining whether a direction to attend a medical examination is reasonable ...
 
Read more ...
Updates from the Australian Taxation Office
Review of the legitimacy of not-for-profit set-ups
Instances where individuals and small business have set-up ‘private foundations’ through which they stream their contractor or business income are under review by the ATO.  


 
Simpler BAS/GST record keeping on the way!
The ATO are working towards significantly reducing the GST record keeping requirements of some Not-for-Profit organisations.  The planned changes are expected to be implemented from 1 July 2017.
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