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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


Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

It is generally accepted that where a contract of employment has no agreed duration and makes no provision for termination, the common law will imply


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


Waterfront “code of silence” warrants anti-bullying orders
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 19 2015

Can the new Commission anti-bullying jurisdiction be used to wrest back responsibility for workplace conduct from rogue elements intent on


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


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


The Fair Work Commission confirms its anti-bullying jurisdiction does not extend to workers who are not employees
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

In the application of McDonald 2016 FWC 300 on 15 January 2016, Commissioner Hampton dismissed an application for an order to stop bullying under


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