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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

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

Misleading and deceptive conduct during pre-employment negotiations

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Defining a “casual” employee

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 20 2013

In a decision that is likely to be welcomed by employers, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has refused redundancy pay to workers who were

FWC’s new anti-bullying jurisdiction

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • May 20 2014

The Fair Work Commission's highly anticipated new anti-bullying jurisdiction was launched on 1 January 2014. Workers of all descriptions (including

Developments in discrimination law

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 12 2011

On 24 May 2011, the Federal House of Representatives voted up the Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

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

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

Paid “no safe job” leave for pregnant employees your obligations

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 3 2010

Pregnant employees have a variety of entitlements throughout their pregnancy and following the birth of the child