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Largest fine imposed on Australian employer for exploiting 457 workers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

The poor treatment and exploitation of employees on 457 visas has received much media scrutiny of late. A recent decision of the Federal Court has


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


Extending entitlements to parental leave and to request flexible work
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Employee entitlements to parental leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements are likely to be extended under amendments sought by


Employers to consult over more than major workplace change
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

From 1 January 2014, employers will need to 'genuinely consult' with employees about changes to their regular roster or ordinary hours of work. The


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


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


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


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


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