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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

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

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

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

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • 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

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

Increase to penalties under the Fair Work Act 2009

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 28 2013

On 28 December 2012, breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) civil remedy provisions became potentially more costly for employers. Under the Fair

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

When is it safe to dismiss for safety reasons?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • April 28 2011

In the space of a few months, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has dealt with two cases where an employee was dismissed for knowingly breaching an important safety procedure. In one case the employee was reinstated and in the other the dismissal was upheld

Potentially unlawful employer surveillance not enough to invalidate enterprise agreement

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • October 28 2013

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has approved an enterprise agreement despite containing a clause that potentially breached state