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Dishonesty or merely an incorrect explanation? The decision in Qantas Airways Limited v David Dawson 2017 FWCFB 1712
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 3 2017

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned Deputy President Lawrence's decision handed down last year in which a flight attendant who


Hands off: Internal investigation documents and freedom of information
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 17 2017

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) is to access to information as much as possible. However a recent decision affirms


Application for an order to stop bullying used to halt disciplinary action
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 2 2017

A recent order made by the FWC, in Lynette Bayly 2017 FWC 1886, preventing an employer from taking action in relation to an employee's alleged


Ezy as 123? More like section 550!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 14 2017

A recent Federal Circuit Court decision in which Judge O'Sullivan held that an accounting business which provided payroll services to an employer, was


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


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


NSW Supreme Court finds senior employee’s wife liable in knowing assistance claim
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 20 2014

A recent case (Andrews Advertising Pty Ltd v David Andrews & Ors 2014 NSWSC 318) in which the NSW Supreme Court found a senior employee's wife


Legal professional privilege and OHS
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 31 2009

In the recent case of Nicholson v Waco Kwikform Limited (the Kwikform case) the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC) found that Kwikform’s incident investigation report was protected by legal professional privilege and was therefore inadmissible as evidence in Court


Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

It is generally accepted that where a contract of employment has no agreed duration and makes no provision for termination, the common law will imply