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How technology and corporate culture shape each other: it is still about the people
Various articles discuss case studies and outline the opportunities and risk that come with new ways of working.
Australia
2 May 2018
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23 redundancies with no consultation? Federal Court says thats OK
Employers should consult with affected employees before introducing workplace change but are not always obliged to do so.
Australia
22 Nov 2017
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Protected species? Considering rights associated with pregnancy and parental leave in the event of redundancy
An employer must ensure that pregnancy or parental leave is not the reason, or even one of the reasons, for redundancy.
Australia
24 Jul 2017
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Managing change in the Victorian Public Sector – understanding the risks and getting it right!
As VPS departments and agencies face a pivotal time of workplace change, this article sets out important hints and tips.
Australia
23 May 2012
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What the budget means for public sector employment and managing the risks
Cuts to the Australian Public Service are part of the economic/political strategy of achieving a budget surplus.
Australia
11 May 2012
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Managing change in the Victorian Public Sector – understanding the risks and getting it right! Employment law issues
A discussion of the impact of the recent Victorian budget on employment in the public service.
Australia
11 May 2012
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What Are Inherent Requirements?
Allan John Button v J Boag & Son Brewing Pty Ltd [2010] FWA 148 highlights the importance of carefully considering what the inherent requirements of a job are, before terminating an employee’s employment on the basis they can’t perform them. It also emphasises the importance of considering what the role actually is if the employee has been performing modified duties for an extended period
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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The Xstrata Experience; Restructuring, Redundancies And Potential Reinstatement
The recent decision of Henry Jon Howarth and Ors v Ulan Coal Mines Limited (Ulan Case) in Fair Work Australia (FWA) has demonstrated that where an employer restructures its business in order to up-skill its workforce, it may walk a fine line between genuine redundancy and unfair dismissal.
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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Contract of Employment v Relationship of Employment – A Double Edged Sword?
The Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) introduced many changes to the law affecting employers and employees.
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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Tightened Restrictions For Executive Termination Payments – What Do They Mean For Employers
Recent amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) tighten restrictions on termination payments which can be made to executives without shareholder approval
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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Acceptable Alternative Employment; Still A Hard Argument To Make
A recent decision of the AIRC has confirmed that where an employer seeks to have the obligation to pay redundancy entitlements to its employees varied or set aside on the basis that the employer has obtained 'acceptable alternative employment' for its employees, it must satisfy the relevant factors in order for the alternative employment to be deemed 'acceptable'.
Australia
10 Jul 2009
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The End Of Golden Handshakes?
On Tuesday 5 May 2009, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of its proposed amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to lower the threshold at which companies require shareholder approval for termination payments.
Australia
13 May 2009
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Redundancy Pay And Comparable Alternative Employment
Marshall J held that Teletech had not provided 'alternative employment' for its redundant employees and therefore it was liable to pay severance pay under the terms of the AWA.
Australia
 
17 Apr 2009
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Taxation Of Employment Termination Payments
Terminating the employment of a person is never a happy occasion, but things can get worse if a dispute arises over the taxation of any payments to be made to the departing employee.
Australia
24 Feb 2009
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Legal Update: ATO Tightens Grip On Redundancy Tax Concessions
The release of a recent draft public ruling by the ATO on genuine redundancy payments is a timely reminder for employers to ensure that they are withholding the right amount of tax from termination payments made to employees.
Australia
15 Sep 2008
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