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South Australian Parliament passes the Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (SA)
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

For many years, the regulation of surveillance devices in South Australia has been less comprehensive than in other Australian jurisdictions


Do we need an exemption to only advertise this job to women? VCAT says no
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

As the pursuit for more substantive equality in society continues, many employers actively seek to employ people from groups that are disadvantaged


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


Paid Parental Leave changes back on the parliamentary agenda
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

On 20 October 2016 the Government introduced the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 containing a revised proposal to remove "double dipping" from


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


Beware of errant signposting
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

The Fair Work Commission Full Bench's decision Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Sparta Mining Services Pty Ltd 2016 FWCFB 7057


Employer’s failure to make “reasonable adjustments” to accommodate employee with disability leaves it liable to pay over $13,000 in damages
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

In the recent Victorian case of Butterworth v Independence Australia Services (Human Rights) 2015 VCAT 2056, a not-for-profit disability service


Employer’s lack of procedural fairness proves problematic for employer
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 28 2013

In a recent Fair Work Commission decision, two employees have been successful in having their unfair dismissal applications upheld, after it was


Employee’s refusal to attend medical examination results in valid dismissal
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2014

In the recent decision of Darrin Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd 2014 FWCFB 3027, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the decision of


The hidden costs of workplace harassment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 25 2014

In 2010 Rebecca Richardson filed a claim with the Federal Court alleging that her colleague, Randol Tucker, had sexually harassed her and that the