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Managing ill and injured workers - when can employers direct employees to attend a medical examination?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

An unfair dismissal case published by the Fair Work Commission last week provides important guidance on when employers can require ill or injured


Implied terms in employment contracts
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied


Franchisor liability for franchisee conduct
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

For some time, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has pursued the agenda of making directors and business advisers liable for the actions of companies and


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


Annual leave reforms authorise the cashing out of leave
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 25 2016

The cashing out of annual leave under modern awards has recently been clarified by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Despite provisions in the Fair Work


New Workplace Bullying regime failing to meet its objectives: instead increasing cost and stress on all sides
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

The anti-bullying regime regulated by the Fair Work Commission (Commission) was introduced by the Labor government in 2013 with great expectations


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


Employers: your return to work obligations don’t end after 52 weeks
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 21 2016

Do you think your return-to-work obligations finish after the 52 week employment obligation period set out in the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and


Cuts of nearly $500 million to the aged care sector
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

The aged care sector has been targeted for savings after a budget update that forecasted bigger deficits than expected. Yesterday the Federal


Unfair dismissal - a reminder for employers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

An unfair dismissal case published by Fair Work Commission in mid-January this year highlights the importance of educating employees about workplace