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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

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

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

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

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

Starting today - increased obligations for employers

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • August 1 2011

From today, Victorian employers have more onerous obligations in relation to preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace

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

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

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

Minimum wage increase

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • June 4 2012

On 1 June 2012, Fair Work Australia’s Minimum Wage Panel handed down its third annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth