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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


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


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


Extending entitlements to parental leave and to request flexible work
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Employee entitlements to parental leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements are likely to be extended under amendments sought by


When good intentions go bad
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

An employer that mistakenly paid a senior employee a redundancy payment has been told by the Victorian Supreme Court that the employee can keep the payment


Common law contract not enough to support a general protections claim
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

In an important decision for employers and employees, the Federal Court has ruled that the existence of a common law employment contract is not enough to support an employee’s general protections claim under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act


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


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


Taking away the employer’s role in government-funded paid parental leave
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014 (PPLA Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament by the Minister for Small Business on 19 March 2014