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Amendments to Queensland workers' compensation legislation: implications for hiring
Employers should note the amendments to pre-existing injuries and workers' compensation claims of prospective employees.
Australia
16 Nov 2013
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How U.S. laws may apply to non-U.S. employees
The New York case cautions multinational companies that the "joint employment" concept may be applied internationally
Australia
9 Oct 2013
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Major employment reforms in South Africa likely in 2014
The proposed mechanisms aim to ensure increased protection to employees in non-standard types of employment.
Australia
9 Oct 2013
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Changes to rules on fixed term contracts: Italy
The Italian government introduced changes to the regulations governing fixed-term contracts to make them more flexible.
Australia
9 Oct 2013
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Australian Federal Court confirms existence of implied term of mutual trust and confidence
For the first time, an implied term of mutual trust and confidence has been incorporated into an employment contract.
Australia
24 Sep 2013
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From Hiring to Firing: a basic guide to the Australian employment law life cycle
This article is a basic guide to relevant aspects of the Australian employment law - from recruitment to termination.
Australia
15 May 2013
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Australia: How to ensure a 'casual' employee is truly a 'casual'
A recent Fair Work Commission case considered the doubt that can exist about whether a casual is truly a casual.
Australia
6 May 2013
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Asia Pacific: Protecting confidential information - trends and tactics for today's employer
Challenges in protecting confidential information include technology, social media and the globalisation of business.
Australia
21 Nov 2012
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Barker v CBA: implied terms in Australian employment relationships
Employers should review their policies in case they may be exposed to claims of breach of mutual trust and confidence.
Australia
17 Sep 2012
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Clarifying whether a worker is a contractor or an employee
Companies should review all work arrangements with independent contractors and convert some to employment arrangements.
Australia
12 Sep 2012
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When is a rooster not a duck? Clarifying whether a worker is a contractor or an employee
Recent decisions have clarified the test to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor.
Australia
25 Aug 2012
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From Hiring To Firing: A basic guide to the Australian Employment Law Life Cycle
This is a basic guide to the working conditions in Australian employment - the steps from recruitment to termination.
Australia
28 Jun 2012
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An employers guide to winning during the World Cup
A critical look at how employers should respond to increased employee absenteeism during the world cup.
Australia
7 Sep 2011
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Don't dismiss me so easily because I'm an executive
Executives have a plethora of rights even if their employment is terminated without agreement.
Australia
5 Sep 2011
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Trial Periods: Pitfalls to Avoid
All employers can now take advantage of the 90-day trial period law.
Australia
29 Jul 2011
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Government gives green light to mega project skills shortage solution
The Minister for Education Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Chris Evans recently announced that the 31 recommendations put forward by the Resourcing the Future: National Resource Sector Employment Taskforce Report (Report) be accepted in principle by the Federal Government.
Australia
13 Apr 2011
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Can an employer be forced to pay a discretionary bonus?
An employee can allege that it is an implied term of the contract that the employer will act with due regard for the purposes of the contract and not act capriciously or unfairly. Now a landmark case has found an obligation on an employer to set reasonable targets and reasonably assess the amount of bonus.
Australia
11 Apr 2011
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Notice to produce documents: what are your rights?
Employers who receive a notice to produce documents from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and/or the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) often simply hand over large numbers of documents. Sometimes they deliver documents when they do not need to do so.
Australia
11 Apr 2011
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Fair Work Australia orders PABO to unions for excessive wage claims
In the recent decision of AMWU & AWU v Premium Wine Brands Pty Limited [2011] FWA 1328, Fair Work Australia (FWA) ordered a Protected Ballot Action Order (PABO) for the unions to take protected industrial action in circumstances where excessive wage claims were made.
Australia
21 Mar 2011
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Don't meddle with staff who engage in union activity at work
The Full Court yesterday handed down a decision that hardens the test that employers must meet to defend claims that they have acted 'adversely' against staff who are performing activities as union officials.
Australia
10 Feb 2011
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