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Improving Fair Work: the coalition policy what is it and what does it mean for employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 10 2013

On 9 July 2013, the Coalition released its workplace relations policy to 'improve the Fair Work laws' (IR Policy) Mr Abbot has said that if elected


Recent developments in the new anti-bullying jurisdiction in the Fair Work Commission
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

As highlighted in The Working Paper Issue 13, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)'s new anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. This new


New avenues for employee-relief from bullying
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing


Penalty rates are here to stay
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has determined that penalty rates in a number of retail and hospitality awards are here to stay. While employers


Workplace culture no excuse for sexual harassment
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 7 2016

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a former employee's unfair dismissal application, finding that the employer's workplace culture was not to


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 6 2011

Minimum wages are set to increase by 3.4 following a decision handed down by the Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) last Friday


Protecting your business with enforceable restraint clauses
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 23 2010

Two recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decisions suggest that employers can rely on well-drafted restraint clauses to prevent former employees from soliciting clients and competing against them


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


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


“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