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Employment matters alert - avoiding mistletoe misconduct

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • November 26 2014

Tis the season to be merry, and many employers and employees are looking forward to celebrating the season with colleagues at staff parties. However

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

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

FWA finds accountant’s redundancy doesn’t add up

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • 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

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

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

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

Out of time, but not out of luck!

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 24 2012

A look at a recent case where an employee who filed his unfair dismissal claim one day late was granted an extension of time

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