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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

Failure to ensure safety and supervision results in almost $200,000 damages

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 31 2009

In the recent decision of Inspector Barlas v C & J Carpentry & Construction Pty Ltd and Others, the importance of ensuring adequate workplace training and supervision, and the apportionment of liability between contractors and directors, were considered

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

Misleading and deceptive conduct during pre-employment negotiations

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Employee or contractor?

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 13 2012

The issue in determining the difference between an employee and independent contractor has recently come before the Full Court of the Industrial Relations Court in South Australia

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
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  • 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

Virgin Australia found in hairy situation

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Employee’s redundancy imposes barrier to enforcement of non-competition restraint

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Termination payments: is annual leave loading payable and is there a retirement age?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 20 2015

On 27 February 2015, Justice Buchanan of the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that considered two questions regarding the interaction