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The decision is a red flag to external advisors who are involved with HR, payroll and employee entitlements for clients.
When organising the office party, employers should mindful of these tips to safely enjoy the end of year celebrations.
By Nikita Barsby
From time to time, any employer may need to performance manage an employee who is experiencing mental illness issues.
By Mark Cox
Employment contracts must be consistent with the NES and Modern Awards, or employers could face pecuniary penalties.
By Mark Cox
A breach of an employment contract is when an employer or employee fails to honour the terms of the individual contract.
By Nicholas Parkinson
Employers must exercise care when drafting employment contracts with bonus provisions, and when deciding to pay bonuses.
By Ruth Collins
It is apparent that the reduction in penalty rates will continue to remain a contentious political issue in the future.
By Conor Fahey
An interim order restrained an employer from dismissing an employee until his anti-bullying application was determined.
By Jessie Poon
Qantas succeeded on appeal against unfair dismissal when a flight attendant stole alcohol and lied in the investigation.
By Conor Fahey
Formal written warnings and performance improvement plans are not essential to prove that a dismissal is fair.
By Conor Fahey
Employers will need to ensure that there are genuine operational reasons underpinning any decision of redundancy.
By Mark Cox, Joanne Knoth
Employment law covers a broad range of legal issues from common law and statute across state and federal jurisdictions.
By Noella Silby
Employers need to think carefully about termination, due to risks of unfair dismissal and general protections claims.
By Noella Silby
Sticking to what you know in new employment may backfire when client-specific restraints protect an employer's interest.
By Ruth Collins
This decision is a reminder on the importance of carefully drafting restraint of trade clauses in commercial agreements.