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Increase to high income threshold, compensation cap and rates of pay from 1 July 2019
The article includes news about increases to protection from unfair dismissal and increases to award minimum wages.
Australia
6 Jul 2019
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Legal representation in the post-Fitzgerald world – difficult but not impossible
Even where permission for legal representation is refused, a party can still be free to seek legal advice..
Australia
8 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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Life insurers are not an employment agency
Assessing life insurance claims is a careful balance between opinions of the medical experts and vocational assessors.
Australia
23 Oct 2017
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Major reputational risk survey of Australian business leaders
The report reveals an under-preparedness in some large companies to adequately respond to reputational risk crises.
Australia
9 Oct 2017
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Community Standards – the new benchmark for assessing general damages in sexual harassment claims?
Employers must be aware of this decision when determining where to pitch settlement offers for sexual harassment claims.
Australia
28 Jul 2014
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Employment law in Hong Kong and Australia: a comparison
This article compares the minimum employment entitlements afforded to employees in Australia and Hong Kong.
Australia
 
15 Oct 2011
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Stalking changes up the ante on bullying
The Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011 has now received Royal Assent and has passed into legislation.
Australia
28 Jun 2011
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Enterprise update: Restraints of trade – the Informax v Clarius case
In Informax International Pty Limited v Clarius Group Limited [2011] FCA 183 (4 March 2011) (the Informax Case), the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) handed down a judgment that has the potential to expand the scope of interests upon which an employer or principal may rely in seeking to enforce a contractual restraint of trade.
Australia
29 Mar 2011
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Adverse Action – Full Bench Decision
The Barclay decision was one of the first general protections decisions handed down by the Federal Court following the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).
Australia
24 Feb 2011
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Employer responses during our National Flood Crisis
The floods that have and are still occurring down the Australian eastern seaboard and Tasmania have affected individuals, families, business and communities. The costs to business and communities have been estimated to run into billions of dollars.
Australia
23 Jan 2011
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Enterprise update: Christmas 2010 – Truly modern risks of celebration
As an employer, you could be responsible for the actions of your employees and your contractors at the Christmas Party. As an employee, you have an increasing level of personal responsibility in an era where instant, far reaching communication tools are readily available.
Australia
8 Dec 2010
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Principals Will Pay the Price Now If the Contract Was Unfair Then
As a result of the decision in Keldote v Riteway Transport [2010] FMCA 394 (16 June 2010) (Keldote), companies will need to pay attention to questions of ‘fairness’ in the terms on which they engage independent contractors.
Australia
11 Aug 2010
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MUA Versus TMS – Analysis Of A Dispute
The dispute between Total Marine Services Pty Ltd (TMS) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has finally resolved.
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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Bargaining Lessons From The Past: Do Employees Need To Meet As A Group
According to a recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (FCAFC), there is no universal or general requirement for employees to meet as a group or subgroups before voting on a collective agreement.
Australia
19 Apr 2010
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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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Employers Must Be Vigilant On Workplace Bullying
A recent Victorian decision involving the bullying of a waitress by four employees and the prosecution by the employer, MAP Foundation, is an important reminder to employers that workplace bullying is not only bad people management, an occupational health and safety risk but can also create a range of other legal risks.
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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