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Record-breaking $5.2 Million Awarded to Former Employee

A recent decision of the Federal Court has reinforced the importance of employers following HR advice, properly investigating and documenting employee complaints and not taking adverse action against employees for making such complaints. Mr Benham [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law|0 Comments

Covid Terminations

The Fair Work Commission has taken into consideration the current work environment of COVID-19 in determining whether a dismissal was unfair. A Sales Executive was dismissed in April this year for allegedly failing to provide [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Anti-Vaxxers and Mandatory Flu Vaccinations

In rejecting an application for an extension of time to lodge an unfair dismissal claim, Deputy President Asbury of the Fair Work Commission found it arguable that a childcare employer’s policy requiring mandatory flu vaccinations [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law, Topical Issues|0 Comments

High Court to Clarify Casual Employment Entitlements

On 26 November 2020, the High Court granted special leave to appeal the WorkPac v Rossato decision. It has been said the appeal will be one of the most important employment law decisions that the [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Government to extend temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections

With businesses around Australia compelled to meet extraordinary challenges throughout the Coronavirus epidemic, the Government has taken the decision to extend the temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections until 31 December 2020. The original scheme was [...]

By | September 11th, 2020|Categories: Business Law, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Duties of an employee under whistleblower legislation

The Whistleblower legislation was introduced in 2019 for the protection of any person who has reasonable grounds to suspect that they have information indicating that a company or its officer or employee has engaged in certain conduct [...]

By | September 11th, 2020|Categories: Business Law, Employment Law|0 Comments