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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

What are your employees doing in the course of employment?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Virgin Australia found in hairy situation

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 28 2013

Mr Taleski was a flight attendant employed by Virgin Australia. In July 2010, he advised his supervisor that he would be growing his hair

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

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

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • 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

Injured worker wins reinstatement in General Protections claim

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 1 2011

In an important ruling on the application of the “General Protections” in the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) the Federal Magistrates Court has ordered that an injured employee be reinstated following a dismissal

High Court provides clarity on the common law duty of care to independent contractors

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 31 2009

The recent decision of the High Court of Leighton Contractors v Fox (the Leighton decision) provides some clarity on the common law duty of care of various contractors to other contractors

Employee’s refusal to attend medical examination results in valid dismissal

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 25 2014

In the recent decision of Darrin Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd 2014 FWCFB 3027, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the decision of