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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


$6 million profits to be handed over following confidentiality breach
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 30 2017

Two employees of Lifespan breached their fiduciary duties to their employer by approaching a competitor, Foresters, with a business plan that


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


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


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


Resident assault in the aged care sector: making sure the punishment fits the crime
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 2 2016

The Department of Health has reported that the number of assaults against aged care residents has increased by 10 within one year. With the number


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


Employer ordered to reinstate an employee dismissed for social media comments
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 20 2016

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, an employer was ordered to reinstate an employee who had been dismissed for comments he posted on


New avenues for employee-relief from bullying
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing


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