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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

Quiche and schnitzel scammer ends up with egg on his face

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • January 22 2015

If you have been to Wollongong, it is possible that you have experienced the Northgong Hotel’s “world famous schnitty”. The Northgong Hotel Bistro may

Accrual of leave during workers compensation absence

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • January 22 2015

The Federal Circuit Court has held that in New South Wales, a worker can accrue leave and receive workers compensation simultaneously. In the case of

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

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

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
  • -
  • 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

Virgin Australia found in hairy situation

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • 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

Don’t label me a “scab”: the High Court reconsiders the boundary between protected industrial action and misconduct warranting dismissal

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • January 22 2015

The “general protections” in Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) are designed, among other things, to protect employees exercising