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The latest press news from Workplace Law.

Media Release: Workplace Law on National Sports Tribunal Legal Assistance Panel

As part of our growing sports law practice, we are pleased to confirm that Workplace Law is now a member of the National Sports Tribunal Legal Assistance Panel.

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Celebrations and Milestones

In celebration of Workplace Law’s 17th Birthday, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website. We would love for you to take a moment to explore the new design, which showcases who we are, our values, our female champions program, and our legal knowledge and expertise.

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"Racism. It Stops with Me."

Workplace Law joins “Racism. It Stops with Me” campaign

Workplace Law is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies, and NGO’s to support the national “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.

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Introducing Emily Jones, Esports Athlete

Workplace Law Female Champions Program

Workplace Law is pleased to announce a new addition to our Female Champions program, in Emily Jones. Emily is a super talented Esports athlete and will be driving for Workplace Law Racing in the upcoming 2019 Gfinity and V8 Supercars Eseries.

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"Impossible position" for employers

Folau sacking case could change how employers deal with discrimination

As the Israel Folau saga enters another chapter, our Managing Director Athena Koelmeyer shared her thoughts with Smart Company’s News Editor, Matthew Elmas, on how this case will potentially affect all employers and employees not just sporting organisations and athletes.

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Workplace Law Expands Sports Law Practice

Workplace Law Expands Sports Law Practice

Our expertise in workplace relations, teamed with our lawyers’ passion for and knowledge of all things sport, makes Workplace Law the ideal partner for clubs, associations and governing sporting bodies.

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“If you don’t get your investigation right you might find yourself sent right back to the beginning, like a very expensive game of snakes and ladders,”

Worker wins $11,000 compo payout after “hopelessly flawed investigation” lands business in hot water

Workplace Law’s Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer was interviewed by Smart Company’s News Editor, Matthew Elmas about what can happen if an employer bungles an investigation into alleged employee misconduct.

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Women’s Sport: Perth Glory and Workplace Law renew W-League Partnership

As part of our long standing commitment to women’s sport Workplace Law is pleased to announce that we will continue as a sponsor of Perth Glory’s W-league team for the 2019/2020 season.

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Workplace Law Increases Involvement in Women's Sport

Workplace Law Increases Involvement in Women's Sport

Workplace Law is thrilled to announce that we have reached an agreement with Southern Districts Rugby Club to be the first major sponsor exclusively for their women’s rugby 7’s team the “Rebelettes”.

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“It has become extremely difficult to get enterprise agreements through the FWC.”

Enterprise bargaining on the decline

“It has become extremely difficult to get enterprise agreements through the FWC, largely in light of the loaded rates decision that came out earlier this year,”

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Workplace Law enters new W-League partnership with Perth Glory

Workplace Law enters new W-League partnership with Perth Glory

Workplace Law is passionate about supporting female footballers in their pursuit of becoming fulltime professional athletes who are able to earn a living through playing the game they love.

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“Employers should always think about the timing of announcements"

Worker dismissed for fiery Facebook post criticising his employers’ memo after death of fellow employee

Our Director, Shane Koelmeyer, spoke to Emma Koehn at Smart Company about best practice tips for enforcing a social media policy and communicating with employees.

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“It is not enough for a company to be doing the right thing any more”

Companies neglect compliance at their peril

Our Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer, spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about the importance of employers prioritising work health safety as a preventative measure rather than simply acting in response to a serious workplace accident.

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"Modern awards are in a constant state of flux with amendments regularly flowing through."

Putting workplace compliance on the menu

Our Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer, spoke to Fairfax media about the trending employment law issues facing Australian employers.

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The Christmas work party and the law

The office Christmas party, with the release of a new movie featuring Jennifer Aniston, is a hot topic this year. It seems employers are keen to understand their legal risks and obligations and what precautions they should take when planning and hosting events.

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Shane Koelmeyer recently interviewed by Smart Company

Workplace Law’s Director, Shane Koelmeyer, was recently interviewed by Smart Company in response to a survey of 5,500 retail workers conducted by the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA)

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HR directors and corporate leaders beware: the FWO is taking legal action against individuals who contravene the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

HRD magazine: The year of accessorial liability

During 2016 we have seen an increase in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO’s) efforts to pursue directors and managers, including HR and payroll managers, for their involvement in contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009(Cth) (FW Act).

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Q&A: When Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Turns Ugly

HRD magazine: Q&A with Athena Koelmyer

In issue 14.9 of HRD Magazine, Workplace Law's Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer highlights to employers the techniques that can be used in difficult enterprise agreement negotiations.

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Determining whether an employee’s working hours are ‘reasonable’

HRD Magazine - Clock-Watching: What is ‘Reasonable’ Anyway?

In Issue 14.7 of HRD Magazine Workplace Law’s Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer, discusses the term ‘reasonable additional hours’ commonly used in employment contracts and outlines the main factors employers should consider when determining whether an employee’s working hours are ‘reasonable’ under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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Workplace Law announced as a Major Commercial Partner for Sydney FC’s W-League team

Workplace Law & Sydney FC W-League

Press release by Sydney FC regarding Workplace Law's sponsorship for the 2016/17 W-League season

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