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Termination payments: is annual leave loading payable and is there a retirement age?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 20 2015

On 27 February 2015, Justice Buchanan of the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that considered two questions regarding the interaction

Breach of confidence

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 20 2015

A recent decision in the Western Australian Supreme Court held that a person can be awarded damages on the basis of emotional distress caused by a

What are your employees doing in the course of employment?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 9 2013

A worker was injured while engaging in sexual intercourse when a light fitting was pulled from the wall causing injuries to her nose and mouth and

When are employers responsible for the actions of their employees?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 19 2012

In the recent decision of Blake v JR Perry Nominees Pty Ltd 2012 VSCA 122 the Victorian Court of Appeal considered when an employer will be vicariously liable for their employee’s actions

Genuine redundancy payment taxpayer over 65 age discrimination

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 27 2013

One of the requirements for a taxpayer to be entitled to the tax concession for a genuine redundancy payment is an age requirement. This means that

Allegations of union corruption - an update on the royal commission into union misconduct

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

On 15 December 2014, Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC handed his Interim Report to the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove. The report was tabled

Refusing to work mandatory roster of overtime: a workplace right

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 18 2012

The broad reach of the provisions in the Fair Work Act was again highlighted in a recent Federal Magistrates Court decision which found that an

Employee’s redundancy imposes barrier to enforcement of non-competition restraint

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 1 2011

In the recent decision of Ecolab Pty Limited v Stephen Garland (2011) NSWSC 1095, Justice Brereton of the NSW Supreme Court has refused to enforce a postemployment restraint, which sought to prevent a former employee from competing with his former employer

Misleading and deceptive conduct during pre-employment negotiations

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 3 2010

It is important for employers to ensure that expectations created during pre-employment negotiations do not result in allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct

Failure to provide medical evidence for excessive sick leave: a valid reason for dismissal

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 28 2013

In the recent decision of Ahern v BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd 2013 FWC 659, the Fair Work Commission upheld the dismissal of an employee