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Whistleblower protection changes – Update your policy now
Employers should ensure that policies and procedures reflect an obligation to avoid any breaches of the new legislation.
Australia
23 Sep 2019
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
Dismissal by text is out. Common courtesy prevails.
Article reminds employers about the appropriate communication channels to use when dismissing an employee.
Australia
13 Aug 2019
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Sexual harassment— award of aggravated damages
Recent decision highlights that employers should take all reasonable steps in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
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Whistleblower protection changes – update your whistleblower policy now
The Act provides for a single, strengthened whistleblower regime to cover the corporate, financial and credit sectors.
Australia
18 Jul 2019
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Breach of confidentiality: what you need to know
Besides contractual obligations, employees have equitable and statutory duties in relation to confidential information.
Australia
18 Jul 2019
9
Know your rights - Pay cuts & genuine redundancy
Making an employee's role redundant after a refusal to accept a reduction in wages will not be a 'genuine redundancy'.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
10
Overtime vs reasonable additional hours in Australia
An employee may be entitled to be paid overtime but may not be entitled to be paid for "reasonable additional hours".
Australia
11 Jul 2019
11
Know Your Rights - Pay cuts & genuine redundancy under Australian redundancy laws
Employers should ensure genuine operational reasons underpin redundancy decisions, beyond mere reduction in salaries.
Australia
5 Jul 2019
12
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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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
15
Record keeping requirements for employers: What you need to know
Ensuring that adequate employee records are maintained is a fundamental and constant requirement of running a business.
Australia
16 May 2019
16
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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Casual employment rights – what you need to know to avoid costly dilemmas
Despite being termed a casual employee, the court found this worker to be a permanent employee and awarded compensation.
Australia
 
16 Apr 2019
18
Terminating an employee with mental health issues – Federal Court ruling
This Federal Court ruling highlights complexities in terminating the employment of a employee with mental health issues.
Australia
 
16 Apr 2019
19
Domestic violence leave in Australia
There have been calls for all Australian employees to be entitled to take either paid or unpaid domestic violence leave.
Australia
 
16 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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