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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Employers on notice: You will be held to account
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 26 2016

On 2 May 2016 in an address to the Australian Industry Group PIR Conference, Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Natalie James noted that "this year, 94 of


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


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