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Directors beware - significant award of penalties pierces corporate veil
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2016

A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court imposed significant penalties on two companies, as well as their sole director, as a result of


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


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


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


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


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


Gardening leave: you can send them home but you can’t take their car
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

An employer who directed an employee to take ‘gardening leave’ during his notice period has been found to have repudiated the employee’s contract of


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


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


“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