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Implementing an enforceable drug and alcohol policy
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 4 2015

Recent developments suggest we may be moving towards a greater consensus in the views of employers, tribunals, unions and employees in regard to


Workplace relations: the productivity commission blueprint for renovation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 5 2015

Professor Andrew Stewart summarises the Productivity Commission’s draft report on the workplace relations framework, which resists calls for radical


Paid parental leave and double dipping - what will happen next?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 16 2015

In May 2015, the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that from 1 July 2016, the Government's Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme would not allow


Genuine redundancy payment taxpayer over 65 age discrimination
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 27 2013

One of the requirements for a taxpayer to be entitled to the tax concession for a genuine redundancy payment is an age requirement. This means that


Can an employer also be an employee?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 6 2015

Professor Andrew Stewart analyses a recent case which highlights the different approaches that judges can take to determining whether a worker is an


Defining a “casual” employee
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 20 2013

In a decision that is likely to be welcomed by employers, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has refused redundancy pay to workers who were


Refusing to work mandatory roster of overtime: a workplace right
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 18 2012

The broad reach of the provisions in the Fair Work Act was again highlighted in a recent Federal Magistrates Court decision which found that an


When are employers responsible for the actions of their employees?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 19 2012

In the recent decision of Blake v JR Perry Nominees Pty Ltd 2012 VSCA 122 the Victorian Court of Appeal considered when an employer will be vicariously liable for their employee’s actions


Minimum wage set to increase by 2.5 and changes to the high income threshold
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 6 2015

The Employment Relations team report on the Fair Work Commission's Expert Panel's annual wage review that came into effect on 1 July 2015. Minimum


Getting superannuation contributions wrong can be costly
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 20 2013

A ruling by the Australian Taxation Office serves as a timely reminder for employers to calculate their superannuation guarantee obligations