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Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23 - APS Code of Conduct
This High Court decision found the public servant's public political comments were in breach of the APS Code of Conduct.
Australia
9 Aug 2019
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Increase to high income threshold, compensation cap and rates of pay from 1 July 2019
The article includes news about increases to protection from unfair dismissal and increases to award minimum wages.
Australia
6 Jul 2019
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Labour hire licensing: open for business in Victoria
Article discusses new labour hire licensing laws in Victoria under which most labour hire providers need to be licensed.
Australia
22 May 2019
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FIFO worker engaged as a casual entitled to annual leave
The decision opens the way for further claims by employees engaged as casuals, but who work regular and consistent hours.
Australia
20 Sep 2018
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Sexual harassment on the up - Australian Human Rights Commission announces the results of its national survey
The survey confirmed that, although many workplaces have systems and policies in place, sexual harassment is widespread.
Australia
20 Sep 2018
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How technology and corporate culture shape each other: it is still about the people
Various articles discuss case studies and outline the opportunities and risk that come with new ways of working.
Australia
2 May 2018
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You cannot escape award coverage with a fancy job title and a big salary
The work actually performed by the employee will define whether the job fits within one of the award classifications.
Australia
21 Apr 2018
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Casual employee awarded 15 years of annual leave
Review your casual employment contracts and related documents to ensure that your organisation is not exposed in this area.
Australia
27 Feb 2018
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Capture the (union) flag! Building contractors stuck between a rock and a hardhat regarding the display of building association insignia on building sites
Contractors should be sure of their position before deciding to remove, or allow, union materials on their worksites.
Australia
26 Feb 2018
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Absence of work-wages bargain crucial for Fair Work Commission to conclude that an Uber driver was not an employee
The case increases tensions between the gig economy and traditional indicia used to determine an employment relationship.
Australia
17 Feb 2018
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Parliamentary Inquiry Report into establishing a Modern Slavery Act tabled in parliament
New Modern Slavery Act that aims to eradicate modern slavery in Australia and overseas, looks likely to be passed in 2018.
Australia
13 Dec 2017
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Drug and alcohol testing: have you got employee consent?
Clear policies towards drugs and alcohol are essential, and employee consent to medical testing should be confirmed.
Australia
4 Dec 2017
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FWC considers award provision allowing employers to deduct pay where an employee fails to give sufficient notice
Employers can only lawfully make deductions from an employee's outstanding pay or entitlements in limited circumstances.
Australia
24 Nov 2017
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23 redundancies with no consultation? Federal Court says thats OK
Employers should consult with affected employees before introducing workplace change but are not always obliged to do so.
Australia
22 Nov 2017
15
From cyber space with love: Managing social media risks
Organisations should take a proactive stance to social media use through a combination of policy, process and training.
Australia
13 Nov 2017
16
Beware of repudiating the employment contract of an employee who intends to jump ship and join your competitor
Employers must ensure that their actions are consistent with their express rights under the employment contract.
Australia
18 Oct 2017
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Do you provide or use labour hire services? Important changes are coming for labour hire in Queensland and other jurisdictions
A labour hire licensing scheme will soon commence in Queensland, and it is expected that other states will follow suit.
Australia
16 Oct 2017
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Millennials do not have time for breakfast – so what do they have time for?
Here are four take-aways from a discussion on how the insurance industry can engage, attract and retain millennials.
Australia
9 Oct 2017
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A new era in franchising compliance is here
Parent companies and franchisors could be liable for workplace relations breaches of their subsidiaries and franchisees.
Australia
19 Sep 2017
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$1.7 million in damages for victim of workplace bullying by CEO
The employer was found to be vicariously liable for the CEO's actions and to have breached its own duty of care.
Australia
5 Sep 2017
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