Cases and Legislation June 2020
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
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  FCAFC 84 –
What does this mean for the future of casual employment in Australia?
WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato  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  FCAFC 84 Executive summary ...
Cases and Legislation April 2020
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
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
Cases and Legislation February 2020 Post-Employment Conduct “Ex-employee fined for contempt after breaching Court undertakings" Maxilift Australia Pty Ltd v Donnelly  SASC 8 Executive summary A former sales manager has been fined $7,115 and found in contempt of...
End of Year 2019 – Part Two
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
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
Cases and Legislation October 2019 “Drunkenness and vomiting at after work drinks did not justify employee's dismissal" Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd v Puszka  FWCFB 3323Executive summaryThe Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed that an employee was...
Cases and Legislation September 2019
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  ACTSC 207 Executive SummaryThe Supreme Court of the ACT found that...
Cases and Legislation August 2019
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  HCA 23...
Cases and Legislation July 2019
Cases and Legislation July 2019 Workplace investigations and the disciplinary process “NSW Workers Compensation Commission finds employer's investigation and disciplinary process unreasonable” Dixon v Cowra Shire Council  NSWCC 223 Executive summary An employer...
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