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Do employers have to accommodate smokers, or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies?
Holding Redlich
With new and emerging technology being used in workplaces, employers must take care to have regard to privacy concerns.
HBA Legal
Subjective complaints of ongoing symptoms by the employee need to substantiated with evidence, such as medical records.
Gilchrist Connell
Employers should implement a domestic violence leave policy and ensure all employees understand the new entitlements.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Regardless of a strong employment record and significant tenure, serious misconduct can easily result in termination.
Gilchrist Connell
An employer who repudiates an employment contract may be found liable for unfair dismissal and/or for breach of contract.
Cooper Grace Ward
This case highlights difficulties in proving that these assaults are reasonably foreseeable and preventable by employers.
Swaab
For an employee subject to a social media policy, a retweet may be a breach and form the basis for disciplinary action.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Australian whistleblowing reforms will protect disclosure of the person's identity, backed up by substantial sanctions.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Article discusses new labour hire licensing laws in Victoria under which most labour hire providers need to be licensed.
KordaMentha
Article summarises and contains link to opinion piece drawing attention to new laws protecting whistleblowers.
Holding Redlich
Links to media releases, published pieces, in practice & courts, cases & laws relating to employment law & workplace relations.
Holding Redlich
Article discusses key changes to laws relating to whistleblowers and key considerations for businesses.
Holding Redlich
Links to media releases, articles, papers, reports, in practice & courts & cases relating to work health & safety.
Stacks Law Firm
Employers should approach these reviews with caution, as some formal performance reviews may constitute adverse action.
McCullough Robertson
Article highlights that avenues for change to employment relations and safety remain open under the LNP government.
TMF Group
The Australian Taxation Office has announced the removal of deductibility of non-compliant salary expenses and companies must act urgently before its implementation on 1 July 2019.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The article links to an e-publication covering employment-related legal developments in 14 jurisdictions across Asia.
Holding Redlich
Links to recent media releases, articles, papers and reports, in practice & courts relating to work, health & safety.
Marque Lawyers
Article discusses Folaus case & highlights that employers carry no legal or moral obligation to provide employment to anyone.
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This UK case is useful for insurers and underwriters in the renewal or issue of insurance policies covering cyber risks.
Pointon Partners
Recent case gives insight into how unfair dismissal claims may be determined in cases of conflict of interest.
MDC Legal
Despite being termed a casual employee, the court found this worker to be a permanent employee and awarded compensation.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Article discusses review of WHS laws, why it was needed, findings and recommendations and what it all means for businesses.
MDC Legal
Pursuant to accessorial liability provisions, anyone involved in a contravention can be held accountable.
Holding Redlich
An industrial manslaughter offence attaches criminal responsibility to negligent conduct that causes death to a worker.
Madgwicks
Casual employees can, subject to certain prerequisites, request a full time or part time position after a period of time.
Kott Gunning
Having systems which allow whistleblowers to report wrongdoing without reprisal is important for making improvements.
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The Australian whistleblower protection law brings significant changes to the existing whistleblower protection framework, commencing in July 2019.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Article examines 2 key recommendations in the report which reflect the changing health and safety regulatory environment,
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