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Cases and Legislation July 2020

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Workplace Relations Review

Cases and Legislation July 2020 Adverse action - the workplace right to make a complaint about employment   PIA Mortgage Services Pty Ltd v King (No 2) [2020] FCAFC 53   Executive Summary   A senior employee successfully claimed that he was dismissed for making...

Cases and Legislation June 2020

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Cases and Legislation June 2020 NEWS ALERTS   NSW Work Health Safety Legislation Amendments   The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act) was recently amended giving effect to some of the recommendations of the 2018 national review of the modern WHS Act.  ...

Resumption of Play – What employers and HR need to focus on for the rest of 2020

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Special Edition E-update

Resumption of Play - What employers and HR need to focus on for the rest of 2020 Introduction   Across Australia, businesses and employees alike have been hit hard by events in the first half of 2020. Slowly but surely, we are turning towards the “new normal” as...

WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2002] FCAFC 84 –  

What does this mean for the future of casual employment in Australia?

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Special Edition E-update

WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2002] FCAFC 84 -   What does this mean for the future of casual employment in Australia? "Casual" employee entitled to paid leave, employer denied casual loading "off set"    WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 Executive summary  ...

Cases and Legislation April 2020

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Cases and Legislation April 2020 NEWS ALERTS Temporary amendments to the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW)  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Parliament passed a set of temporary amendments to the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW) to introduce greater...

Annualised Salary Arrangements

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Special Edition E-update

Annualised Salary Arrangements From 1 March 2020, a number of modern awards were amended to include new provisions dealing with annualised salary arrangements. In this special edition e-update we provide a summary of these changes, outline what employers should be...

Cases and Legislation February 2020

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Workplace Relations Review

Cases and Legislation February 2020 Post-Employment Conduct  “Ex-employee fined for contempt after breaching Court undertakings" Maxilift Australia Pty Ltd v Donnelly [2020] SASC 8 Executive summary A former sales manager has been fined $7,115 and found in contempt of...

End of Year 2019 – Part Two 

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Workplace Relations Review

End of Year 2019 - Part Two  Labour hire licensing and prosecutions Labour Hire Licensing Update The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) has commenced in Victoria with the introduction of a Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner and the Labour Hire Authority. The new...

End of Year 2019 – Part One

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End of Year 2019 - Part One Women in sports NEWS ALERT: FFA Matildas equal pay deal Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia have entered into an historic collective bargaining agreement aimed at achieving gender equity for...

Cases and Legislation October 2019

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Cases and Legislation October 2019 “Drunkenness and vomiting at after work drinks did not justify employee's dismissal" Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd v Puszka [2019] FWCFB 3323Executive summaryThe Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed that an employee was...

Cases and Legislation September 2019

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Workplace Relations Review

Cases and Legislation September 2019 Employers' duty of care for employees “Worker who slipped on ice awarded damages for breach of duty of care" Rhodin v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2019] ACTSC 207 Executive SummaryThe Supreme Court of the ACT found that...

Cases and Legislation August 2019

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Cases and Legislation August 2019 Employee conduct and codes of conduct “High Court finds that public service Values and Code of Conduct did not unjustifiably infringe on employee’s implied right to freedom of political communication” Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23...

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