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Changes to annual leave provisions - Fair Work Commission four yearly review

Filed under: Employment and Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Employment Agreements

The Fair Work Commission has released a series of changes following its four-yearly review of modern awards. The changes deal predominately with the issue...

What can employers do for their employees if it is hot?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

What happens if it's too hot to work outside in Australia? What should employers do for employees?

Performance Management and Ending Employment: How much procedural fairness is enough?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Workplace Privacy, Employment and Human Resources, Employment Law, Employment Agreements

What is this thing called “procedural fairness”?

How Casual Are Your Casuals?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Employment and Human Resources, Employment Law, Employment Agreements

Over the years, we have fielded several calls which start along the lines of: “We would like to terminate X’s employment, he/she is employed on a permanent...

Get the workplace basics right

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Employment and Human Resources, Superannuation, Employment Law, Workplace disputes, Employment Agreements

It may be March already but its not too late to implement that new years resolution to get your workplace basics right.

Implied Duty of ‘Mutual Trust and Confidence’ in Employment Contracts

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Employment and Human Resources, Employment Law

IN AUGUST 2011 we considered the implied term of ‘good faith’ in employment contracts. A recent decision in the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia...

Breach of workplace rights and adverse action 2013: Still a worker’s paradise?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Workplace Privacy, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Workplace disputes, Employment Agreements

Taking effect from 1 July 2009, the ability for a claimant to bring a claim of breach of workplace rights (also known as an adverse action claim) under...

Recent changes to the Fair Work Act - things employers should be doing now to accommodate them

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

Several important changes were made to the Fair Work Act with effect from 1 July 2013. Others have been legislated to take effect from 1 January 2014....

Are employers allowed to discriminate against potential employees?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Discrimination, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

It may seem counterintuitive that laws exist which exempt certain discriminatory behaviour in regards to employment, but legislation does permit certain...

Not Got the Look?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Unfair Dismissal, Employment and Human Resources

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has ordered the reinstatement of a Virgin Australia flight attendant who was terminated for failing to cut his hair...

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