Contributor Page
MDC Legal
 
Email  |  Website  |  Articles
Contact Details
Tel: +61 8 9288 4000
Fax: +61 8 9288 4001
28 Kings Park Rd
West Perth
6005
Australia
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.
By Mark Cox, Joanne Knoth
Redundancies resulting from a process of workplace restructuring could present a significant legal risk to employers.
By Mark Cox, Joanne Knoth
Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.
By Noella Silby
Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent employees engaging in or being exposed to sexual harassment or assault.
By Mark Cox, Joanne Knoth
Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee's dismissal from employment is considered harsh, unjust or unreasonable.
By Mark Cox, Joanne Knoth
Restraint of trade clauses should specifically outline what needs to be protected for the sustainability of a business.