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An update on the proposed changes to paid parental leave
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

On 8 February 2017, the Government introduced legislation into the Federal Parliament which proposes changes to the national paid parental leave


Worried about workers' compensation claims? High Court confirms directions to employees must be reasonable
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

The High Court has clarified the administrative action exclusion under the Commonwealth's workers' compensation laws. In Comcare v Martin


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


Independent Umpires, Merits-Based Applications and the Disutility of Sunday Work- A Guide to the Penalty Rates Decision
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on applications by employer organisations to reduce Sunday and public holiday


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


Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC 2016 HCA 37
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 12 2016

The High Court has allowed an appeal of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia in relation to vicarious liability of a school for its


Manager’s harassment of contractor out of sight, but not out of the workplace, over drinks
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 24 2014

Giving clear directions to workers prohibiting harassment and bullying connected to the workplace, as well as at the workplace, has become more


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


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