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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

Allegations of union corruption - the Royal Commission into union misconduct

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • October 31 2014

On 10 February 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott issued a joint media statement signifying his intention to recommend to the Governor-General the

Refusing to work mandatory roster of overtime: a workplace right

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

FWA finds accountant’s redundancy doesn’t add up

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 26 2010

Fair Work Australia has provided a clear indication to employers of their obligations to consider redeployment of employees before making them redundant

Genuine redundancy payment taxpayer over 65 age discrimination

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

New rules for asbestos in South Australia

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 15 2013

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals which became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th

Defining a “casual” employee

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • 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

What are “all reasonable steps” to prevent harassment? Check the guidelines

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 28 2013

In the recent decision of Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd 2013 FCA 102, the Federal Court found that Rebecca Richardson was

Federal Court explains that HSRs have a “workplace right” to express a different view on the resolution of WHS issues

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • September 4 2013

On 5 August 2011 an employee, Jonathan Zwart (Mr Zwart), who was also an AMWU delegate and elected Health and Safety Representative (HSR), was taken