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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


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


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


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


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


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


Implementing an enforceable drug and alcohol policy
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 4 2015

Recent developments suggest we may be moving towards a greater consensus in the views of employers, tribunals, unions and employees in regard to


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