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Unrequited office romance – when does it become sexual harassment?
Employers should have robust policies and training dealing with avoidance of adverse behaviour and sexual harassment.
Australia
12 Jul 2019
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Reinstatement of dismissed employees – Can it really happen?
This case demonstrates an instance where the Commissioner could use his or her discretion to order reinstatement.
Australia
14 Jun 2019
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Is getting drunk at a work function a sackable offence?
Employers need to be extremely carefully if they are contemplating summarily terminating the employment of an employee.
Australia
19 May 2019
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Substantial penalties for Modern Award breaches
Substantial civil penalties can be awarded against an employer, and those involved in contraventions of the Fair Work Act.
Australia
6 Mar 2019
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The mechanics of dismissal – Could the demotion of an employee lead to an unfair dismissal claim?
As a result of the wording of the Act, the demotion of an employee, who still remains employed, may constitute dismissal.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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A warning for employers – can casual employees seek permanent employment?
Article outlines obligations of employers to offer to change the employ of certain casual staff to a more permanent status.
Australia
11 Dec 2018
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The importance of procedural fairness in allegations of misconduct
The employer faced a successful unfair dismissal claim when he did not follow a procedurally fair disciplinary process.
Australia
30 Apr 2018
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Surely you cannot be serious? Serious misconduct and unfair dismissal.
Valenzuela decision highlights that employers must seriously consider any potential dismissal based on serious misconduct.
Australia
22 Nov 2017
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A merry little Christmas: The holiday season and managing risk for employers
Employer endorsed Christmas functions can be enjoyable, but the activities of some staff may be of concern to employers.
Australia
13 Nov 2017
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Casual Conversion – What does it mean for employers?
The decision could have a significant impact, particularly on employers who have substantially casualised workforces.
Australia
18 Jul 2017
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Posts on social media – Do they give grounds for termination?
If social media policies are put in place by an employer, it is very important that employees are made aware of them.
Australia
28 Jun 2017
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Are all high income employees prevented from making unfair dismissal claims?
Just because a worker is a high-income employee does not necessarily prevent them bringing an unfair dismissal claim.
Australia
23 Jun 2017
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High penalties for sham arrangements: Are your contractors really employees?
Courts can impose high penalties for FWA breaches involving sham contracting arrangements and underpayment of workers.
Australia
3 Jan 2017
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Casual employment - Is it as casual as it appears?
If the employment lasts for a reasonable period of time, it could provide certain rights and entitlements to the worker.
Australia
10 Nov 2016
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So this is Christmas? The festive season and risks for employers
The festive activities of staff at employer endorsed Christmas functions should be of concern to employers.
Australia
7 Oct 2016
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How does the Fair Work Act impact on notice of termination?
The notice provisions in the Act can probably be regarded merely as a minimum entitlement to be provided to an employee.
Australia
30 Sep 2016
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Labour hire and unfair dismissals – Is a dismissal unfair if the host employer excludes the employee?
The Commission will look at all the circumstances of a case, as are relevant, to determine whether a dismissal is unfair.
Australia
14 Sep 2016
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Unfair dismissal claims and costs orders: Are they possible?
Parties before the Fair Work Commission generally bear their own costs, but this case shows that this is not always so.
Australia
7 Sep 2016
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Previous casual employment: How can it affect the calculation of notice and redundancy entitlements?
This decision may impact on employers in situations when long term casual employees transition to permanent employment.
Australia
2 Sep 2016
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Previous casual employment: How can it effect the calculation of notice and redundancy entitlements?
This decision would impact employers, particularly when long term casual employees transition to permanent employment.
Australia
25 Aug 2016
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