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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

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

New avenues for employee-relief from bullying

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing

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

Bullying - the new frontier

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 20 2013

As a result of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act), from 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes they are being bullied at work

Fair Work Australia's Minimun Wage Panel hands down annual wage review decision

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • June 3 2010

Today, Fair Work Australia's Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) has handed down its first annual wage review decision pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth

Modern awards to commence in less than four months

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 15 2009

The award modernisation process is reaching its final stages, and employers need to be aware that from 1 January 2010 their award obligations may change, and they will be required to comply with modern awards

Workplace equality: new reporting requirements

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 18 2012

The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012, recently introduced into Parliament, aims to improve gender equality in the workplace and workforce participation, particularly in relation to women and workers with family and caring responsibilities. The Bill amends the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (to be renamed the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Modern awards update

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 7 2009

On 4 December 2009 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (Commission) handed down its decision dealing with the Stage 4 modern awards

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