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Work health and safety news - 2 September, 2014
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 2 2014

The model Work Health and Safety Act (Model Act) has been in effect in a number of jurisdictions since 2012 (with a slightly


Taking away the employer’s role in government-funded paid parental leave
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014 (PPLA Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament by the Minister for Small Business on 19 March 2014


Implied terms in employment contracts
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied


Annual leave loading: how is it paid out upon termination of employment?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

Mid this year, the New South Wales Local Court (Court) confirmed in its decision ofStephen Edward Ryan v Whitehaven Coal Mining Pty Ltd that upon


The implied term of trust and confidence - recognised as part of Australian law
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

In August this year, a majority of the Full Federal Court (Court) issued its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker 2013 FCAFC 83. In


“I’m sick, and I’m not sure when I will be back to work”: the challenges of managing ill and injured workers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

It does not matter what industry you are in, every employer will inevitably face the challenge of managing an ill or injured employee. For employers


How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The recent significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which have impacted most private sector entities, have resulted in many


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 4 2012

On 1 June 2012, Fair Work Australia’s Minimum Wage Panel handed down its third annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth


Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 10 2014

On 4 June 2014, the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fifth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The