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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


Misleading and deceptive conduct during pre-employment negotiations
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 3 2010

It is important for employers to ensure that expectations created during pre-employment negotiations do not result in allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct


What are “all reasonable steps” to prevent harassment? Check the guidelines
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 28 2013

In the recent decision of Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd 2013 FCA 102, the Federal Court found that Rebecca Richardson was


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


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 or contractor?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 13 2012

The issue in determining the difference between an employee and independent contractor has recently come before the Full Court of the Industrial Relations Court in South Australia


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


Strict adherence to the minimum employment period: review of the decision in Prigge v Manheim Fowles Pty Ltd 2010 FWA 28
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 17 2010

Under the (FW Act) employees are not entitled to pursue an unfair dismissal claim where their employment has been terminated prior to the completion of the minimum employment period


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