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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


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


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


Employers: your return to work obligations don’t end after 52 weeks
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 21 2016

Do you think your return-to-work obligations finish after the 52 week employment obligation period set out in the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and


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


Managing ill and injured workers - when can employers direct employees to attend a medical examination?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

An unfair dismissal case published by the Fair Work Commission last week provides important guidance on when employers can require ill or injured


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


Recent developments in the new anti-bullying jurisdiction in the Fair Work Commission
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

As highlighted in The Working Paper Issue 13, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)'s new anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. This new


Modern awards update - overtime and absorption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 8 2010

Since modern awards commenced on 1 January 2010, there has been some confusion about how to treat increases in employee entitlements that have occurred due to the introduction of these modern awards


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