Mondaq Australia: Employment and HR
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The case highlights points which should be considered before terminating employment, to avoid unfair dismissal claims.
Holding Redlich
Unfair dismissal is an issue which commonly occurs in employment contexts, so it is an important issue for employers.
Holding Redlich
There are some important steps that employers should take to manage potential risks associated with the festive season.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Clear policies towards drugs and alcohol are essential, and an employee's consent to medical testing must be confirmed.
Swaab Attorneys
This series of articles examines some unusual award clauses in modern awards, which are sometimes missed by employers.
MDC Legal
Employment contracts must be consistent with the NES and Modern Awards, or employers could face pecuniary penalties.
MDC Legal
A breach of an employment contract is when an employer or employee fails to honour the terms of the individual contract.
Thynne & Macartney
Employer endorsed Christmas functions can be enjoyable, but the activities of some staff may be of concern to employers.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This is an overview of the laws relating to the regulation of retirement plans and schemes in 16 key countries in Asia.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
These proposed amendments aim to improve compensation for workers' dependants under the WA workers compensation scheme.
Clayton Utz
Employers must review internal policies to ensure adequate procedures can manage any sexual harassment in the workplace.
Holding Redlich
Industrial manslaughter legislation that has been passed in Queensland could send company directors and officers to jail.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to work health & safety.
Clyde & Co
In response to a horror year of catastrophic workplace fatalities that were subject to intense media scrutiny and public outrage in 2016...
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Failure to properly draft an employment restraint of trade clause can render the clause void and unenforceable.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The changes will ensure Western Australia has codes in place consistent with other workers' compensation jurisdictions.
Swaab Attorneys
If an employer has not complied with consultation requirements, the shield of "genuine redundancy" may not be available.
Clyde & Co
On 23 October 2017, the Australian Government released an exposure draft of the proposed changes to Australia's whistleblower regime. It is proposed that the new laws will be introduced...
Jones Day
Currently, limited protections exist in Australia for private sector whistleblowers against victimization and detrimental treatment.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Commission has no discretion to deal with such disputes unless expressly authorised under the enterprise agreement.
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Swaab Attorneys
Probationary periods are not concepts recognised by the unfair dismissal provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009.
HopgoodGanim
The article answers top questions in relation to the participation of support persons in employment related discussions.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Workplace law compliance starts at the top: Employer held liable in negligence as a result of CEO's bullying behaviour.
Stacks Law Firm
The Fair Work Commission found that the dismissal was "harsh", and ordered the company to pay her $8229 in compensation.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Employers must ensure that their actions are consistent with their express rights under the employment contract.
Swaab Attorneys
Paying an annual salary does not avoid a need to comply with terms of the award dealing with non-monetary entitlements.
Holding Redlich
When preparing termination letters, it is important that employers specify the date that the employment will end.
Clayton Utz
When an employee resigns to join a competitor, employers should be expressly entitled to order a period of garden leave.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Employers must be aware of risks to morale, privacy and trust if surveillance is not implemented and managed carefully.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The case provides useful guidance on considerations to determine liability of various parties on a construction site.
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