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By Mark Cox, Madeleine Brown
Employees can have opinions, but they should consider contractual and/or statutory obligations before posting online.
By Mark Cox, Gemma Little
This article outlines an employer's key obligations while an employee is on, and when they return from, parental leave.
By Mark Cox, Lauren Wright
Employers have successfully filed cross claims against employees after an employee filed a claim against the employer.
By Renae Harg
Article reminds employers about the appropriate communication channels to use when dismissing an employee.
By Madeleine Brown
Recent decision highlights that employers should take all reasonable steps in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace.
By Renae Harg
The Act provides for a single, strengthened whistleblower regime to cover the corporate, financial and credit sectors.
By Renae Harg, Lauren Wright
Besides contractual obligations, employees have equitable and statutory duties in relation to confidential information.
By Conor Fahey (Formerly at MDC Legal))
Making an employee's role redundant after a refusal to accept a reduction in wages will not be a 'genuine redundancy'.
By Joanne Knoth, Gemma Little
An employee may be entitled to be paid overtime but may not be entitled to be paid for "reasonable additional hours".
By Renae Harg, Madeleine Brown
The teachers were ordered to pay their former employer's indemnity costs, after they refused the settlement offer.
By Conor Fahey (Formerly at MDC Legal))
Employers should ensure genuine operational reasons underpin redundancy decisions, beyond mere reduction in salaries.
By Renae Harg, Madeleine Brown
They were ordered to pay the employer's costs on an indemnity basis, as they unreasonably refused the settlement offer.
By Renae Harg, Gemma Little
Discussion around franchisors & holding companies & their liability for breaches of the FW Act by franchisees or subsidiaries.
By Jessie Poon
The General Protections provisions in the Fair Work Act aim to protect employees from workplace discrimination.
By Renae Harg, Miette Xamon
Do employers have to accommodate smokers, or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies?