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Accepting a resignation from a distressed employee may be a dismissal
It may be held unreasonable for an employer to assume that a "heat of the moment" resignation is genuinely intended.
Australia
21 Apr 2018
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You cannot escape award coverage with a fancy job title and a big salary
The work actually performed by the employee will define whether the job fits within one of the award classifications.
Australia
21 Apr 2018
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Jail time and seven figure penalties for WHS breaches by employers
Employers should have a robust and effective WHS system or the costs can be severe – both personally and financially.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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5 reasons why you need a social media policy at work
It's important that all employers have a policy to manage any risk to their business by employee use of social media.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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Employers, fail to keep employee records at your peril
Failure to keep accurate and up to date records, or to produce records if requested, may result in financial penalties.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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LinkedIn or LockedOut? Policies and restraints on employee use of social media
LinkedIn is one example of how social media intercepts with the workplace in ways that challenge traditional employment.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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Case Note: Cudal Lime Products Pty Ltd first to be convicted for Category 1 offence for work health and safety
The first Category 1 conviction has been finalised since the introduction of the model Work Health and Safety Act.
Australia
18 Apr 2018
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Labour hire regime commences – what you need to know to avoid penalties
New Qld licensing regime requires labour hirers to have a licence or high penalties are imposed.
Australia
18 Apr 2018
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Non-compete clause in shopping centre lease leads to discrimination complaint against barber shop
Article discusses interesting case where non-compete clause lead to a discrimination complaint.
Australia
18 Apr 2018
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Electrician sentenced to 7 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter and perjury after a workplace death
If the charge of "Industrial Manslaughter" had been in force, would they have pursued a charge under that provision?
Australia
18 Apr 2018
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Unique living arrangements grounds for awarding damages for gratuitous services: Australian Legal Update
The Plaintiff was awarded significant damages, over a million dollars, which included an award for gratuitous damages.
Australia
18 Apr 2018
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Working on the double - entitlements to overtime rates
Be careful to understand how overtime payments apply under any award or EA to mitigate the risk of an underpayment claim.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Internal labour hire arrangements and the Queensland labour hire licensing regime – are yours caught?
Article advises to check if the new labour hire arrangements apply as you will need to get a licence quickly to avoid penalties.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Accelerating into the gig economy
Article discusses new gig economy whereby temporary positions are filled with independent workers for short periods of time.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Who is covered by the Queensland labour hire licensing regime? Check the regulations.
Any business providing or utilising labour hire arrangements must comply with the new licensing laws prior to 15 June 2018.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Work health and safety management systems: jail time imposed and million dollar damages awarded in Queensland
Recent decisions (jail time and high penalties) underscore the importance of having a robust and effective WHS management system.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Job titles and modern award coverage - what is in a name?
FWC takes a "substance over form" approach in considering job titles and their relevance for a particular modern award.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Latest health and safety sentencing emphasises the importance of training
Recent health and safety sentencing decision highlights how critical the proper training of workers can be in a workplace.
New Zealand
17 Apr 2018
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