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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


“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


OHS and flexible work arrangements: a balancing act for employers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

The case of Hargreaves v Telstra Corporation Limited 2011 AATA 417 highlights that employers must turn their mind to issues of safety when considering working from home arrangements


Employers to consult over more than major workplace change
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

From 1 January 2014, employers will need to 'genuinely consult' with employees about changes to their regular roster or ordinary hours of work. The


Employer ordered to pay compensation to worker who posted about ISIS
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 3 2016

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, an employer was ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was dismissed for sharing and


Protecting your business with enforceable restraint clauses
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 23 2010

Two recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decisions suggest that employers can rely on well-drafted restraint clauses to prevent former employees from soliciting clients and competing against them


Fair Work Ombudsman prosecutes director for unpaid penalties
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 8 2016

A former restaurant owner and director who underpaid employees will be forced to pay outstanding penalties after the Federal Circuit Court ordered


Dismissal found to be unfair where redeployment to less senior role not offered
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

The recent decision in Dr Petranel Ferrao v Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2016 FWC 4953 reinforces that a failure to fully explore redeployment


Modern awards update - overtime and absorption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 8 2010

Since modern awards commenced on 1 January 2010, there has been some confusion about how to treat increases in employee entitlements that have occurred due to the introduction of these modern awards


How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The recent significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which have impacted most private sector entities, have resulted in many