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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


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


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


Employee’s redundancy imposes barrier to enforcement of non-competition restraint
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 1 2011

In the recent decision of Ecolab Pty Limited v Stephen Garland (2011) NSWSC 1095, Justice Brereton of the NSW Supreme Court has refused to enforce a postemployment restraint, which sought to prevent a former employee from competing with his former employer


Accrual of leave during workers compensation absence
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 6 2015

In our January 2015 Employment Matters, the Piper Alderman Employment Relations team considered the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in relation


Workplace bullying - what employers need to know
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 13 2012

Workplace bullying remains a matter of concern for organisations trying to comply with their obligations under workplace health and safety laws, as well as discrimination and workers compensation laws


Termination payments: is annual leave loading payable and is there a retirement age?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 20 2015

On 27 February 2015, Justice Buchanan of the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that considered two questions regarding the interaction


Allegations of union corruption - an update on the royal commission into union misconduct
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 26 2015

On 15 December 2014, Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC handed his Interim Report to the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove. The report was tabled