Redundancy: Our Top Tips

September 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Redundancy: Our Top Tips

After months of agonising, you make a tough decision. The business is going to make (or propose) redundancies. Now you need to think about implementation. Which position(s) [...]

Is It Constitutional for a Law to Restrict Public Service Employees’ Out-Of-Work Political Speech?

September 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Is It Constitutional for a Law to Restrict Public Service Employees’ Out-Of-Work Political Speech?

The High Court recently upheld laws which effectively provide that Australian Public Service (“APS”) employees can be dismissed for anonymous out-of-hours political communication. The Court held that [...]

What can employers learn from George Calombaris?

August 6th, 2019|Comments Off on What can employers learn from George Calombaris?

Celebrity chef and former Masterchef judge George Calombaris has been engulfed in criticism recently. The scale of underpayments made by restaurants associated with him and the nature [...]

Can an Employee be Fired for Refusing to Use a Fingerprint Scanner? 

July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Can an Employee be Fired for Refusing to Use a Fingerprint Scanner? 

The recent Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decision in Lee v Superior Wood [2019] FWCFB [...]

Dismissing Employees for Incapacity: Recent Changes to the Law

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Dismissing Employees for Incapacity: Recent Changes to the Law

Given the recent interest in our seminars regarding dismissing employees who are incapable of performing their job [...]

Full Bench to Revamp Annualised Wage Clauses

April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Full Bench to Revamp Annualised Wage Clauses

In a recent decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has decided that modern award [...]

Does your business have adequate employment contracts?

April 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Does your business have adequate employment contracts?

A key part of being in business is managing risk and protecting your business interests. When it [...]

Federal Government Creates Regulation in Response to WorkPac. Does it Go Far Enough?

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Federal Government Creates Regulation in Response to WorkPac. Does it Go Far Enough?

Following the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision in WorkPac v Skene, the federal government came [...]

Ch-Ch-Changes – Five Changes 2019 Might Bring to Workplace Law

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Ch-Ch-Changes – Five Changes 2019 Might Bring to Workplace Law

The only constant in workplace law is change. 2019 promises to be no exception to that. Many [...]

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