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How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 23 2014

The recent significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which have impacted most private sector entities, have resulted in many

Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the

Protecting your business with enforceable restraint clauses

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • November 23 2010

Two recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decisions suggest that employers can rely on well-drafted restraint clauses to prevent former employees from soliciting clients and competing against them

Wrong side of the tracks: criminal record discrimination

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 18 2012

In the recent case of Mr CG v State of NSW (Rail Corporation NSW) 2012, the NSW passenger train operator, RailCorp was found to have discriminated against a job applicant based on his criminal record

Employees or independent contractors?

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 18 2012

In another recent Federal Court decision concerning the vexed question of employment status of workers, the court has held that independent contractors were in fact employees (Ace Insurance Ltd v Trifunovski 2011 FCA 1204

Annual leave loading: how is it paid out upon termination of employment?

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • October 22 2013

Mid this year, the New South Wales Local Court (Court) confirmed in its decision ofStephen Edward Ryan v Whitehaven Coal Mining Pty Ltd that upon

Implied terms in employment contracts

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied

Fair Work Australia makes its first good-faith bargaining order

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • August 7 2009

In its first decision regarding good-faith bargaining, Fair Work Australia has ordered an employer to halt a ballot for a proposed enterprise agreement and hold a series of meetings with the union instead

Changes to executive termination payments

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 23 2009

The Federal Government's proposed amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) with regard to executive termination payments passed through both houses of Parliament last month

Transitioning to Australia's new IR system: Fair Work Act 2009

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 1 2009

The following timeline outlines key dates leading up to the introduction of Australia's new IR legislation and also some of the main changes that have been introduced