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A lesson on employees and criminal records
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 8 2017

In a report late last year the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) concluded that an IT company


Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


Annual leave loading: how is it paid out upon termination of employment?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

Mid this year, the New South Wales Local Court (Court) confirmed in its decision ofStephen Edward Ryan v Whitehaven Coal Mining Pty Ltd that upon


“I’m sick, and I’m not sure when I will be back to work”: the challenges of managing ill and injured workers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

It does not matter what industry you are in, every employer will inevitably face the challenge of managing an ill or injured employee. For employers


Bullying - the new frontier
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

As a result of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act), from 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes they are being bullied at work


Restraints in labour hire agreements
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

Two decisions by the Federal Court earlier this year confirm the ability of labour-hire and outsource provider companies to protect revenue streams by relying on non-solicitation restraints to prevent contractors from dealing directly with clients


Wrong side of the tracks: criminal record discrimination
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2012

In the recent case of Mr CG v State of NSW (Rail Corporation NSW) 2012, the NSW passenger train operator, RailCorp was found to have discriminated against a job applicant based on his criminal record


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


Avoiding common pitfalls when investigating abuse
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

Abuse allegations are highly emotional and challenging for consumers, their families, carers and anyone else involved. Elder abuse can take many


Beware residents bearing gifts: where is the line for aged care providers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 17 2016

Laws for aged care workers receiving gifts from residents are not clear cut, and a recent incident shows aged care providers need to think hard about