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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


Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


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


“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


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


Social media: employee use still a cause for concern
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2012

Linfox Australia has appealed against the recent controversial decision of Glen Stutsel v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd 2011 FWA 8444, where an employee was reinstated following the termination of his employment for posting offensive comments about his managers on Facebook


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


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


The implied term of trust and confidence - recognised as part of Australian law
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

In August this year, a majority of the Full Federal Court (Court) issued its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker 2013 FCAFC 83. In


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 3 2013

Today the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fourth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The outcome