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Parental leave — Important responsibilities as an employer
This article outlines an employer's key obligations while an employee is on, and when they return from, parental leave.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
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Employee claimants can face cross claims from employers
Employers have successfully filed cross claims against employees after an employee filed a claim against the employer.
Australia
13 Sep 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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Know your rights - Pay cuts & genuine redundancy
Making an employee's role redundant after a refusal to accept a reduction in wages will not be a 'genuine redundancy'.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
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Overtime vs reasonable additional hours in Australia
An employee may be entitled to be paid overtime but may not be entitled to be paid for "reasonable additional hours".
Australia
11 Jul 2019
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Record keeping requirements for employers: What you need to know
Ensuring that adequate employee records are maintained is a fundamental and constant requirement of running a business.
Australia
16 May 2019
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Casual employment rights – what you need to know to avoid costly dilemmas
Despite being termed a casual employee, the court found this worker to be a permanent employee and awarded compensation.
Australia
 
16 Apr 2019
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Safe as houses? The rewards and risks of working from home
Employers should ensure safe and secure workplace practices at home are reflected in a clear 'Working from Home' policy.
Australia
11 Feb 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
10
Santa or Scrooge: Employee bonuses and gifts
Employers should ensure appropriate policies and procedures can prevent well-meaning employee gifts from becoming gremlins.
Australia
21 Dec 2018
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Christmas casuals: A guide for employers
Employers must be vigilant when hiring casual employees, particularly throughout the festive season and into the new year.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Contractor arrangements subject to continued scrutiny as Foodora rider found to be an employee
Article discusses the commissioner's considerations regarding contractors vis-a-vis employees.
Australia
5 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
14
Directing an employee to attend an independent medical assessment
Does an employer have the right to direct an employee to attend an independent medical assessment?
Australia
28 Aug 2018
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Domestic Violence Leave
The growing debate on whether all Australian employees should have a minimum entitlement to take domestic violence leave.
Australia
18 Jun 2018
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The effect of a position title on modern award coverage – what is in a name?
When determining modern award coverage, employers must look to the "principle purpose" of the employee's position.
Australia
22 May 2018
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Maximum term employees may be entitled to make unfair dismissal claims and be paid redundancy
It would be prudent to consider to review your own contracts and employment practices in light of the Navitas decision.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Employment contracts - Getting the foundations right
Employment contracts must be consistent with the NES and Modern Awards, or employers could face pecuniary penalties.
Australia
15 Nov 2017
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Employment contract breached? What can you do?
A breach of an employment contract is when an employer or employee fails to honour the terms of the individual contract.
Australia
15 Nov 2017
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How discretionary are discretionary bonuses? Recent lessons from Crowe Horwath (Aust) Pty Ltd v Loone [2017] VSC 163
Employers must exercise care when drafting employment contracts with bonus provisions, and when deciding to pay bonuses.
Australia
10 Aug 2017
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