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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


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


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


Paid “no safe job” leave for pregnant employees your obligations
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 3 2010

Pregnant employees have a variety of entitlements throughout their pregnancy and following the birth of the child


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’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


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


Don’t tell me the party’s over: the Fair Work Commission considers the physical and temporal limitations to managerial intervention into the office Christmas party
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

As many managers would be aware, the traditional office Christmas party, if not carefully controlled, can get a little out of hand. Leighton Boral


Income tax - legal costs incurred in disputes concerning termination of employment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 27 2012

The Commissioner has issued a draft ruling on the income tax treatment of an amount received by a taxpayer in respect of legal costs incurred in a dispute concerning the taxpayer’s termination of employment