Mondaq Australia: Employment and HR
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
As companies race to boost profits and brand equity, many overlook the importance of the mental health of their workers.
Swaab Attorneys
Courts will, and frequently do, prevent former employees from acting in breach of their contractual restraints.
Baker & McKenzie
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Joint Committee) has released its report on recommended changes to whistleblower protections in the corporate...
Kemp Strang Lawyers
Introducing these new offences for industrial manslaughter sends a clear message about expected safety in the workplace.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Employers must ensure that their actions are consistent with their express rights under the employment contract.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Parliamentary Committee has recently tabled its report on Whistleblower Protections with a number of new reforms.
Stacks Law Firm
The Fair Work Commission found that the dismissal was "harsh", and ordered the company to pay her $8229 in compensation.
Marque Lawyers
"The Charter on the Working Relations with Fashion Models and their Well-Being" has been developed for fashion models.
The FWC decision to cut penalty rates will stand after a case brought by Unions was dismissed by the Full Federal Court.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
A labour hire licensing scheme will soon commence in Queensland, and it is expected that other states will follow suit.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Employers must be aware of risks to morale, privacy and trust if surveillance is not implemented and managed carefully.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to work health & safety.
Kott Gunning
The simple way forward would be to refer WA industrial relations powers to the Commonwealth, as other states did in 2009.
Kott Gunning
Any hope that affected employees may avoid the impact of these penalty rate cuts, may only come via legislative change.
Clayton Utz
When an employee resigns to join a competitor, employers should be expressly entitled to order a period of garden leave.
Swaab Attorneys
Paying an annual salary does not avoid a need to comply with terms of the award dealing with non-monetary entitlements.
Holding Redlich
When preparing termination letters, it is important that employers specify the date that the employment will end.
Clayton Utz
Banning work uniforms or requiring employees to wear campaign clothing may not be "industrial action" under the FW Act.
Clayton Utz
The proposed amendments aim to enhance the protection of whistleblowers and provide a clear avenue to escalate concerns.
The article answers top questions in relation to the participation of support persons in employment related discussions.
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The employer was found to be vicariously liable for the CEO's actions and to have breached its own duty of care.
Holding Redlich
Employers should foster a culture of CoR compliance within the organisation and verify that CoR procedures are effective.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Flying drones raise many legal risks - cyber-security, crime, product liability, employee safety, trespass and privacy.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
It does increase the risk of the employee claiming that the redundancy or termination was influenced by that reason.
This case was a timely reminder that companies should check they have sufficient policies and procedures to protect IP.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Parent companies and franchisors could be liable for workplace relations breaches of their subsidiaries and franchisees.
Swaab Attorneys
There is no general obligation at law to give an employee (or former employee) any sort of reference – good or bad.
Swaab Attorneys
As well as an appropriate policy, any employees must be given at least 14 days' written notice of computer surveillance.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Employers must ensure they follow all policies, codes of conduct and guidelines in the workplace in a reasonable manner.
Swaab Attorneys
There should be cogent business reasons for the use of these contracts (other than to avoid unfair dismissal claims).
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