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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


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


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


Successful prosecution for reckless endangerment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 2 2010

Lessons learned from the recent Orbit Drilling case, where a company director was fined $120,000 and the company was fined $750,000 for reckless endangerment


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


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


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


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


Fair Work Commission hands down first formal bullying ruling
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

The early days of the anti-bullying jurisdiction saw little activity and few substantive decisions. However, there have recently been a number of