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The wait is over for Australian whistleblower reform
There is now a mechanism for private sector whistleblowers to report concerns to legal authorities without recrimination.
Australia
12 Jul 2019
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Award wage increases announced across the country – have you updated your employee contracts?
In addition to national award announcements, the WA IRC awarded an increase in the state minimum wage from 1 July 2019.
Australia
 
29 Jun 2019
3
Award minimum wages – what you need to know
Employers will need to review employment contracts at minimum wage, under a modern award or other industrial instrument.
Australia
8 Jun 2019
4
Statutory shake-up: De-facto superannuation splitting in Western Australia
WA de-facto couples will soon be able to split their superannuation interests in Family Court financial proceedings.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Flexible work arrangements model term in all modern awards
If a request for flexible work is received, it must be discussed with the employee in a genuine effort to reach agreement.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
6
The importance of the Stop Bullying regime
The regime can be powerful, as it does not simply target the perpetrator, but compels the employer to actively intervene.
Australia
14 Sep 2018
7
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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Sexual misconduct allegations: What employers need to know
A matter often overlooked is how employers deal with employees who have been subject to sexual harassment allegations.
Australia
12 Mar 2018
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Service Provider Blues: Service provider liable as accessory to breaches of Fair Work Act
The words of the FW Act make it clear that any person involved in any breach could be penalised for any underpayment.
Australia
23 Jan 2018
10
Employer tax obligations – No lightning rod test of worker status - Employee or independent contractor?
Numerous recent cases have illuminated the difficulty that principals have in determining what their workers really are.
Australia
17 Jan 2018
11
Strong whistleblower laws in the Asia Pacific region?
Several jurisdictions have recently or are now reviewing their laws relating to protection of whistleblowers.
Australia
6 Dec 2017
12
Further protections for vulnerable workers
A new Bill aims to protect vulnerable workers from systemic non observance of rights and entitlements under the FW Act.
Australia
8 Sep 2017
13
Unfair dismissal of senior employees
Employers need a well developed strategy to minimise exposure to liability for unfair dismissal of senior employees.
Australia
8 Jun 2017
14
Is Australia ready for paid domestic violence leave?
The ACTU has proposed a clause be added to all modern awards to provide for 10 days of paid domestic violence leave.
Australia
2 May 2017
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A checklist for due diligence when buying a medical practice.
The checklist contains potential questions to ask when investigating the business of a medical practice before buying.
Australia
23 Mar 2017
16
Catastrophic falls from grace: Christmas parties, intoxication and dismissals
The new developments in this year's 'Disgrace Cases" do not change best practice for employers holding Christmas functions.
Australia
4 Dec 2016
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Employer must follow fair process even when employee commits heinous crime
The FWC explained that criminal conduct outside work hours does not automatically provide a valid reason for dismissal.
Australia
28 Oct 2016
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Are members of your staff employees or contractors? Why does understanding the difference matter? And what can we learn from Uber?
Australian employees receive certain entitlements (such as annual leave and superannuation) where contractors do not.
Australia
14 Oct 2016
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Blatant misconduct still requires a fair dismissal procedure
Commission awarded compensation for unfair dismissal even after hard core porn on a work computer and mobile phone.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
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Avoiding bad PR as an employer
If an employer disciplines or changes to an employee's working conditions there is a risk of resentment and even injury.
Australia
4 Sep 2016
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