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Federal Court rules in major personal/carers leave dispute
The Court clarified how personal/carer's leave (sick leave and carer's leave) entitlements should be paid and accrued.
Australia
7 Oct 2019
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Whistleblower protection changes – Update your policy now
Employers should ensure that policies and procedures reflect an obligation to avoid any breaches of the new legislation.
Australia
23 Sep 2019
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Dismissal by text is out. Common courtesy prevails.
Article reminds employers about the appropriate communication channels to use when dismissing an employee.
Australia
13 Aug 2019
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Whistleblower protection changes – update your whistleblower policy now
The Act provides for a single, strengthened whistleblower regime to cover the corporate, financial and credit sectors.
Australia
18 Jul 2019
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Breach of confidentiality: what you need to know
Besides contractual obligations, employees have equitable and statutory duties in relation to confidential information.
Australia
18 Jul 2019
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Careful case preparation may help avoid indemnity costs
The teachers were ordered to pay their former employer's indemnity costs, after they refused the settlement offer.
Australia
5 Jul 2019
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Careful case preparation may help avoid indemnity clause costs
They were ordered to pay the employer's costs on an indemnity basis, as they unreasonably refused the settlement offer.
Australia
29 Jun 2019
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Fair Work breaches prompt changes for holding companies.
Discussion around franchisors & holding companies & their liability for breaches of the FW Act by franchisees or subsidiaries.
Australia
19 Jun 2019
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Save your health and your business with a No Smoking in the Workplace policy
Do employers have to accommodate smokers, or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies?
Australia
26 May 2019
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Accessorial liability – your responsibilities under Fair Work Act
Pursuant to accessorial liability provisions, anyone involved in a contravention can be held accountable.
Australia
24 Apr 2019
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What are your New Year Resolutions? New Year resolutions for employers in 2019
This article includes some practical New Year's resolutions that may minimise the employment law risks for employers.
Australia
7 Feb 2019
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Long Christmas lunches and excessive online shopping: Tips for employers
Some employees see the Christmas period as an opportunity to focus more on festive season activities and less on work.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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How to manage annual leave over the Christmas period
Employers should inform employees as early as possible of the necessity for annual leave or for work over this period.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
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Tips for a safe and happy work Christmas party
Article reminds employers to be mindful of their obligations during the Christmas party and provides tips to mitigate risks.
Australia
11 Dec 2018
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Keeping it casual: Casual employee entitled to annual leave
This decision represents a significant shift from the previous industrial approach to identifying casual employees.
Australia
3 Sep 2018
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