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Implied terms in employment contracts

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • 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

Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's

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

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

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

How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

“I’m sick, and I’m not sure when I will be back to work”: the challenges of managing ill and injured workers

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 23 2014

It does not matter what industry you are in, every employer will inevitably face the challenge of managing an ill or injured employee. For employers

Employers to consult over more than major workplace change

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 20 2013

From 1 January 2014, employers will need to 'genuinely consult' with employees about changes to their regular roster or ordinary hours of work. The

Minimum wage increase

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • June 10 2014

On 4 June 2014, the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fifth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The

Coming soon: reduced minimum engagement hours for after-school casuals working in retail

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 19 2011

On 20 June 2011, following an application by the National Retail Association, Vice President Watson of Fair Work Australia handed down a decision indicating that he proposed to vary the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (Award) to carve out an exception to the rule imposing a three-hour minimum for shifts for casual employees employed under the Award