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McCullough Robertson
An employee could exercise a right to the common law privilege against self-incrimination in a workplace investigation.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Australian law allows freedom of information, opinion and expression, but not an unfettered right to freedom of speech.
MDC Legal
Employees can have opinions, but they should consider contractual and/or statutory obligations before posting online.
Kott Gunning
This recent mining case again raised the often confusing issue of leave accrual in the case of absence through injury.
Vincent Young
Each financial year, the Fair Work Commission's (FWC) Expert Panel for wage reviews undertakes it annual wage review and subsequently publishes its decision
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
Advisors and business owners should get early expert advice on this issue of employee versus contractor entitlements.
MDC Legal
This article outlines an employer's key obligations while an employee is on, and when they return from, parental leave.
Swaab
This case required an analysis of the FWA in relation to the accumulation and payment of (paid) personal/carer's leave.
Holding Redlich
This update links to media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to employment law and workplace relations.
Holding Redlich
Employers should review current payroll systems to ensure that personal/carer's leave is calculated and paid correctly.
Holding Redlich
Non-complying employers could be exposed to underpayment claims with penalties for breaches of the modern award.
HHG Legal Group
Employers should have reviewed all awards and enterprise agreements and implemented any necessary changes to payroll.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Article discusses legal entitlements for employees experiencing domestic violence & further obligations of their employers.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Employees can have their own opinions, but their social media activity must not conflict with their employment duties.
Holding Redlich
The High Court decision has a direct impact on APS employees who would be well served to use social media with caution.
Marque Lawyers
The Cadbury factory employees worked 12-hour shifts, so ten actual days of personal leave resulted in 120 hours per year.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Without the threat of impactful strike action, the position of unions and workers at the bargaining table is undermined.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The nonviolent civil disobedience that Gandhi advocated involves people breaking the law to draw attention to injustice.
Williams + Hughes
Employers should take note of these changes to the Australian employment landscape that take effect on 1 July 2019.
Williams + Hughes
Employers should review rates of pay before 1 July 2019 to ensure employees are paid in accordance with these wage rates.
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Holding Redlich
The national minimum wage and the modern award minimum wages will increase by 3 per cent on or after 1 July 2019.
Williams + Hughes
Employers should take note of these changes to the Australian employment landscape that take effect on 1 July 2019.
Holding Redlich
If you haven't warned an underperforming employee before you dismiss them, then you could face trouble from the FWC.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Employees can have their own opinions, but their social media activity must not conflict with their employment duties.
Marque Lawyers
The Cadbury factory employees worked 12-hour shifts, so ten actual days of personal leave resulted in 120 hours per year.
Holding Redlich
Employers will need a fully-compliant privacy policy, with proper notice to employees and genuine consent from them.
Dentons
Since we reported on the introduction of Australian modern slavery legislation in August 2018, there have been a number of developments.
Holding Redlich
Non-complying employers could be exposed to underpayment claims with penalties for breaches of the modern award.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Without the threat of impactful strike action, the position of unions and workers at the bargaining table is undermined.
Williams + Hughes
Employers should review rates of pay before 1 July 2019 to ensure employees are paid in accordance with these wage rates.
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