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Aiming at an employee and shooting yourself in the foot – Workplace investigation leads to compensation claim
Employers should perhaps review their relevant discipline policies and contract of employment terms and conditions.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Terminating an enterprise agreement – is the trickle about to stop?
Any employer seeking to terminate an agreement with its workforce must overcome these three substantial impediments.
Australia
31 Jan 2019
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Liability of directors for employee entitlements
A new Bill proposes severe penalties for directors and officers, if the company fails to meet all employee entitlements.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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FWO Report shows that there is much to be done for compliance with employment obligations
The FWO Report into National compliance shows that almost 40% of previously non-compliant employers continue to offend.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Has the casual employee relationship gone the way of the dinosaur?
In light of this decision, long-term casual employees should be offered the option of part-time or full-time permanency.
Australia
11 Oct 2018
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Twitter cost me my job - the risks of discussing employment online
Recent case where a worker lost her job remind employers and employees of the perils of social media.
Australia
2 May 2018
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Work related or not work related? Tragic South Australian fatality in the headlines.
Tragic fatality initially considered not work related but later considered work related.
Australia
3 Apr 2018
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Workers on visas - can they claim workers compensation?
Are persons working in contravention of their visa conditions entitled to compensation for workplace injuries?
Australia
3 Apr 2018
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High Court to determine employer duties during workplace investigations
The outcome of this recent case could have a major impact on the way that employers conduct workplace investigations.
Australia
22 Dec 2017
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The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 (WA) – what you need to know
Bill aims to increase entitlements for dependants of deceased workers and to simplify and expedite the claims process.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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WA industrial relations system review – A waste of time?
The simple way forward would be to refer WA industrial relations powers to the Commonwealth, as other states did in 2009.
Australia
16 Oct 2017
12
Full Federal Court unanimously upholds controversial Sunday penalty rates decision
Any hope that affected employees may avoid the impact of these penalty rate cuts, may only come via legislative change.
Australia
16 Oct 2017
13
The floodgates - to university workplace enterprise bargaining - are open… or are they?
Murdoch was successful in terminating its agreement, but each case before the Commission is considered on its own merits.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
14
The Bunnings scam and the contractor v employee debate
The abuse of ABN numbers is a major concern, as having an ABN is only one indicator that the worker may be a contractor.
Australia
3 Sep 2017
15
The Fair Work Commission decision to phase in changes to penalty rates – Key dates
There are likely to be further changes to penalty rates as the FWC continues its four-yearly review of modern awards.
Australia
13 Jun 2017
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A timely refresher on director penalties for unpaid super – is your company Superbad?
Directors should refresh their understanding of SG requirements and exposure under the existing director penalty regime.
Australia
1 Jun 2017
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Griffin Coal – The end of the Never Never, is it the death knell for traditional union approaches to bargaining?
if confirmed on appeal, this decision would have ramifications for industrial parties as they negotiate new agreements.
Australia
2 May 2017
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Employees on social media - the importance of context
This decision outlines the potential pitfalls of an employee making public comments on Facebook outside of work hours.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
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Stand-down not harsh and unreasonable – Makes sense
The Court considered an arbitrator's determination on the question of "harsh and unreasonable" conduct under the Act.
Australia
6 Nov 2016
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Local governments to ensure contractors do not exploit workers
The FWO will undertake random audits of local government procurement contracts to ensure compliance with workplace laws.
Australia
7 Sep 2015
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