2019 Employment Law Wrap-Up

December 19th, 2019|0 Comments

  2019 may be remembered as the year where workplace relations gained prominence in the mainstream media. Matters involving celebrity chefs, Israel Folau and union bosses regularly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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