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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


High Court provides clarity on the common law duty of care to independent contractors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 31 2009

The recent decision of the High Court of Leighton Contractors v Fox (the Leighton decision) provides some clarity on the common law duty of care of various contractors to other contractors


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


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


More than a word of warning: Thiess Pty Limited v Industrial Court of NSW 2010 NSWCA 252
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 2 2010

A recent judgement serves to remind employers of the breadth of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW) and the lengths to which they must go to identify and minimise risks to employees and other people at the workplace


Changes to the Fair Work Act targeting the Franchise Sector
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 proposes a significant new direction by making Franchisors liable for the breaches


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


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


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