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High Court rules on social media and free speech
Employees can have opinions, but they should consider contractual and/or statutory obligations before posting online.
Australia
20 Sep 2019
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Parental leave — Important responsibilities as an employer
This article outlines an employer's key obligations while an employee is on, and when they return from, parental leave.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
3
Employee claimants can face cross claims from employers
Employers have successfully filed cross claims against employees after an employee filed a claim against the employer.
Australia
13 Sep 2019
4
Class action settlements: what are they and why should you care?
Employers should have an understanding of the class action settlement system and what it could mean for your business.
Australia
17 May 2019
5
Accessorial liability – your responsibilities under Fair Work Act
Pursuant to accessorial liability provisions, anyone involved in a contravention can be held accountable.
Australia
24 Apr 2019
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Safe as houses? The rewards and risks of working from home
Employers should ensure safe and secure workplace practices at home are reflected in a clear 'Working from Home' policy.
Australia
11 Feb 2019
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When to deal with employee misconduct during the festive season
There are 5 steps to consider when investigating alleged employee misconduct, to mitigate the risk of legal claims.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Christmas casuals: A guide for employers
Employers must be vigilant when hiring casual employees, particularly throughout the festive season and into the new year.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
9
Tips for a safe and happy work Christmas party
Article reminds employers to be mindful of their obligations during the Christmas party and provides tips to mitigate risks.
Australia
11 Dec 2018
10
Employer unfairly dismissed employee due to wrong view on student visa
This employee, who was suspended without pay when she breached the conditions of her visa, was held unfairly dismissed.
Australia
22 Nov 2018
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Directing an employee to attend an independent medical assessment
Does an employer have the right to direct an employee to attend an independent medical assessment?
Australia
28 Aug 2018
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The effect of a position title on modern award coverage – what is in a name?
When determining modern award coverage, employers must look to the "principle purpose" of the employee's position.
Australia
22 May 2018
13
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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Maximum term employees may be entitled to make unfair dismissal claims and be paid redundancy
It would be prudent to consider to review your own contracts and employment practices in light of the Navitas decision.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Employment contracts - Getting the foundations right
Employment contracts must be consistent with the NES and Modern Awards, or employers could face pecuniary penalties.
Australia
15 Nov 2017
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Employment contract breached? What can you do?
A breach of an employment contract is when an employer or employee fails to honour the terms of the individual contract.
Australia
15 Nov 2017
17
Choosing the right workplace lawyer in WA
Employment law covers a broad range of legal issues from common law and statute across state and federal jurisdictions.
Australia
12 Apr 2017
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Restructuring your workplace? Why you'll need an employment lawyer
Redundancies resulting from a process of workplace restructuring could present a significant legal risk to employers.
Australia
14 Mar 2017
19
4 Examples of Workplace Discrimination - MDC Legal
Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.
Australia
12 Feb 2017
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What exactly is unfair dismissal from your employment?
Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee's dismissal from employment is considered harsh, unjust or unreasonable.
Australia
23 Jan 2017
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