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Outcomes in General Protections Claim cases. Adverse action cases explained
The General Protections provisions in the Fair Work Act aim to protect employees from workplace discrimination.
Australia
26 May 2019
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Save your health and your business with a No Smoking in the Workplace policy
Do employers have to accommodate smokers, or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies?
Australia
26 May 2019
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Inside track: Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services; In the media, reports, cases and legislation
This newsletter includes links to recent documents relating to superannuation, funds management and financial services.
Australia
 
25 May 2019
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Workplace safety or employee privacy? FWC battles conflicting interests in unfair dismissal claim
With new and emerging technology being used in workplaces, employers must take care to have regard to privacy concerns.
Australia
25 May 2019
5
Workplace Relations & Safety: Election promises
There are no plans for legislative reform, but unions may redirect resources to more industrial campaigns on the ground.
Australia
25 May 2019
6
Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services: Election promises
The return of the Coalition means that the Labor proposed changes to superannuation settings might not be implemented.
Australia
25 May 2019
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It is a tie – the worker gets surgery, but the employer wins right to stop paying workers compensation
Subjective complaints of ongoing symptoms by the employee need to substantiated with evidence, such as medical records.
Australia
24 May 2019
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Opportunity to introduce policies on domestic violence leave for employees
Employers should implement a domestic violence leave policy and ensure all employees understand the new entitlements.
Australia
24 May 2019
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Qantas decision to terminate an employee despite 31 years of service deemed reasonable
Regardless of a strong employment record and significant tenure, serious misconduct can easily result in termination.
Australia
24 May 2019
10
Repudiation of an emplyment contract: not what you bargained for
An employer who repudiates an employment contract may be found liable for unfair dismissal and/or for breach of contract.
Australia
24 May 2019
11
Corrective Services officer fails in claim relating to unprovoked prisoner assault – Corbin v State of Queensland (Queensland Corrective Services) [2019] QSC 110
This case highlights difficulties in proving that these assaults are reasonably foreseeable and preventable by employers.
Australia
24 May 2019
12
Reheat­ed retweets: The sig­nif­i­cance of a retweet in employment
For an employee subject to a social media policy, a retweet may be a breach and form the basis for disciplinary action.
Australia
24 May 2019
13
Workplace reform and the 2019 federal election
For the first time in over a decade, industrial relations was a key policy battleground in the 2019 federal election.
Australia
24 May 2019
14
Global groups and Australian new whistleblower laws – the global impact of confidentiality and victimisation provisions
Australian whistleblowing reforms will protect disclosure of the person's identity, backed up by substantial sanctions.
Australia
 
23 May 2019
15
Labour hire licensing: open for business in Victoria
Article discusses new labour hire licensing laws in Victoria under which most labour hire providers need to be licensed.
Australia
22 May 2019
16
Stephen Millington discusses new whistleblowing legislation with CEO Magazine
Article summarises and contains link to opinion piece drawing attention to new laws protecting whistleblowers.
Australia
22 May 2019
17
Employment Law and Workplace Relations Monthly Update - in the media, published reports, articles and speeches, in practice and courts, cases and legislation
Links to media releases, published pieces, in practice & courts, cases & laws relating to employment law & workplace relations.
Australia
 
22 May 2019
18
New whistleblower protections – are you ready?
Article discusses key changes to laws relating to whistleblowers and key considerations for businesses.
Australia
22 May 2019
19
Inside track: Work Health & Safety – in the media, published articles, papers, reports, in practice and courts and cases
Links to media releases, articles, papers, reports, in practice & courts & cases relating to work health & safety.
Australia
 
22 May 2019
20
Could your regular employee performance reviews be illegal?
Employers should approach these reviews with caution, as some formal performance reviews may constitute adverse action.
Australia
22 May 2019
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