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Support persons and disciplinary meetings - top questions by employers answered
The article answers top questions in relation to the participation of support persons in employment related discussions.
Australia
13 Oct 2017
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Another win for retailers! Court finds supermarket not liable for injury
This case emphasises the importance of properly engaging and instructing an expert to prepare a comprehensive opinion.
Australia
29 Mar 2017
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Award of $70,000 for non-financial loss in Queensland sexual harassment case
The case is significant for its consideration of the principles regarding compensation awards in sexual harassment cases.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
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Host employer determined to exercise complete control over worker
This recent WA decision will be an important decision in matters involving negligent acts of labour hire employees.
Australia
4 Jul 2016
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Welcome decision for employers as worker's late claim for damages is rejected - 27 January 2016
The Court dismissed the application for an extension of the limitation period in respect of a belated claim for damages.
Australia
28 Jan 2016
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FWC bullying jurisdiction – case update
The Alert summarises recent bullying cases before the FWC and the courts and highlights key considerations for employers.
Australia
26 Jul 2014
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Recent developments in the bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission
The Alert reports on recent bullying decisions, the scope and application of the jurisdiction, and other developments.
Australia
3 Apr 2014
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High Court of Australia eases the burden (of proof) on employers responding to "adverse action" claims under the Fair Work Act
This landmark decision in the High Court is welcome news for employers facing claims of adverse action from employees.
Australia
17 Sep 2012
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Employer Breached Duty Of Trust And Confidence – Damages Of Almost $400,000 Awarded
A recent decision of the South Australian Supreme Court has highlighted the need for employers to listen to their employee's concerns and act upon grievances.
Australia
28 Aug 2008
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Employee Reinstated When Employer Fails To Comply With Its Drug And Alcohol Policy Or Properly Train Workers About The Policy
In the case of Kidd v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) ordered that an employee, who was terminated for refusing to submit to a drug and alcohol test, be reinstated.
Australia
 
28 Aug 2008
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WorkChoices – Who’s Covered And Who’s Not?
While it has been over a year now since WorkChoices was introduced, many organisations still harbour some uncertainty about whether the Federal workplace relations system applies to them or not.
Australia
 
2 Aug 2007
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Employee Entitlements - Are Your Employees Getting Enough?
Recent cases show how important it is that employers pay their employees their proper entitlements, whether under the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard, an Award, certified or collective agreement or Australian Workplace Agreement. With the Office of Workplace Services (OWS) actively campaigning and targeting particular industries, there is no better time for employers to 'review the books' and ensure that they are paying all employees their lawful entitlements.
Australia
29 Apr 2007
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Restraint Of Trade - Recent Decisions
Employers are increasingly prepared to seek to enforce restraint of trade clauses against former employees in today's competitive labour market. This is demonstrated in three recent decisions of the New South Wales and Western Australian Supreme Courts. These cases indicate that while the Courts will not enforce unnecessarily broad or uncertain restraints, employees who ignore reasonable restraints or operate under a ‘cloak of deception’ will receive little mercy.
Australia
 
27 Apr 2007
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Low Penalties Undermine The Workplace Health And Safety Act
The Industrial Court of Queensland has more than doubled the fine imposed on an employer, with President Hall finding the original penalty undermined the Workplace Health and Safety Act (WHS Act)
Australia
 
23 Apr 2007
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Director’s Liability: Workplace Injuries
Today, when someone is injured at your workplace, there is no longer a single piece of legislation that you need to refer to. You could have someone injured that works for you, is an invitee, is a sub-contractor or an employee of a labour hire agency.
Australia
25 Mar 2007
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