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2021-11-10

Horticulture Award -Is this the end for piecework?

Employers in the Horticulture Industry have been scathing in their opposition to a recent FWC Full Bench decision which ...

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2022-01-31

Should I keep my employee's IHI number?

Knowing an employee’s vaccination status has been an important tool in managing the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace. ...

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2022-02-03

Identity of the Complainant: How much detail does the Respondent employee need?

Simply put, the Respondent employee will generally need to know the identity of a Complainant in order to adequately res...

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2021-10-22

Long Service Leave (Victoria)-Clarity provided regarding the calculation of overseas and interstate service

The recent Victoria Court of Appeal decision ofInfosys Technologies Limited v State of Victoria[2021] VSCA 219 has helpf...

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2021-05-17

Don't want to be personally liable for WHS breaches? How is your due diligence going?

The following headlines arising out of 3 recent WHS prosecutions should worry any ‘officer’...

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2021-12-02

Termination of Employment for Non-Compliance with Public Health Directions and Employer COVID Vaccination Policy

We previously discussed how to deal with early-stage non-compliance with Public Health Directions/ Orders or an Employer...

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2021-08-12

Casual clarity... finally!

The High Court has given an anti-climactic endorsement of the Federal Government’s ‘fixing’ of the casual definition iss...

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2021-08-05

Understanding the extent of Sexual Harassment in 2021

The landmark NSW Court of Appeal decision of Vitality Works v Yelda has been flooding legal commentary particularly arou...

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2021-07-12

Wage Theft Laws Commence Victoria 1 July 2021

New wage theft laws will commence in Victoria on 1 July 2021 exposing employers to fines of nearly $1M for businesses, a...

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2021-06-11

First Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work Code of Conduct Introduced

As of 28 May 2021, New South Wales became the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce theCode of Practice: Managing...

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2021-05-27

More FWO staff to tackle compliance: How can you best utilise FWO?

The budget will result in FWO hiring at least 30 more employees in the 2021-22 financial year to beef-up its compliance ...

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2021-05-19

What are the key timelines for casual conversion?

Following on from our earlier advice regarding the new casual conversion laws, we provide the following reminder for tho...

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2022-01-21

Is refusing to be vaccinated under a Public Health Direction a ground for dismissal?

Yes –but dismissal must not be harsh, unjust or unreasonable. ...

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2020-03-27

Can I require employees to take accrued long service leave?

One of the options to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on work availability is for employees to utilise accrued leave e...

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2020-04-03

Guide to the Proposed Modern Award Changes

One of the options to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on work availability is for employees to utilise accrued leave e...

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2021-05-05

Has the recent FWC decision regarding flu vaccinations just changed the position regarding COVID vaccinations?

The short answer is still “No”....

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2021-05-11

Has Good Faith Bargaining grown some teeth or gone too far this time?

The recent decision ofVictorian Ambulance Union Incorporated v Health Select Pty Ltd t/a Health Select[2021] FWC 1434, 3...

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2020-09-08

Job Keeper Decisions

Whilst there is little doubt that JobKeeperhas done an excellent job at providing income support to business in a very s...

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2021-05-07

What do the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act mean for Sexual Harassment in your business?

For employers who have already kept up with contemporary policies and training, the proposed amendments to the Fair Work...

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2020-08-13

Sweet relief for Mondelez. High Court reinstates the common practice for calculating personal leave

In a welcome relief for employers, the High Court earlier today confirmed that the NES reference to ’10 days’ of leave m...

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2020-05-13

Return to Work: Safety Guidelines

Finally, some positive news. COVID-19 restrictions are planned to contingently ‘ease’over the next few months. ...

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2020-04-24

Variation of Enterprise Agreements

Many ofyou have been asking whether you are able to waive upcoming pay increases provided in yourEAor make other changes...

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2022-02-25

Can Employers require anti-COVID vaccinations?

Unfortunately, the answer to this is not what most employers had hoped for and is still a little unclear....

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2021-10-25

Mandatory COVID Vaccinations -Closer to reality but still unsettled?

There has been a significant amount of recent activity regarding the compulsory vaccination debate and unfortunately the...

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2021-12-10

Christmas and COVID: Can workplace celebrations still go ahead?

The short answer: yes –but it might look a bit different....

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