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Workplace consultation: don't get caught out
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 19 2016

Consultation about workplace change is a significant issue across the higher education sector. The obligation to consult can arise in different ways

When roller doors come down reducing occupier liability when “both” an occupier and an employer are liable for an invitee’s injury
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • May 12 2016

In ISS Facility Services (NSW) Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales 2016 NSWCA 87 (ISS Facility), the New South Wales Court of Appeal displayed an

Alleged child sex abuse in schools and termination of employment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

Employers will probably be protected from unfair dismissal claims by employees who are subsequently convicted, but it will be harder to resist claims

Termination of Employment for Teachers Facing Child Assault Charges
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • March 30 2016

In a significant case for employers and staff who work with children, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that the termination of

Out of office message is not industrial action
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • February 22 2016

The Fair Work Commission has considered whether an out of office message on employees’ email accounts, referring to a delay in responding to emails

Federal Court fines University for adverse action
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • October 23 2015

In National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Swinburne University of Technology (No 2) 2015 FCA 1080, the Federal Court of Australia ordered

Federal court and AAT update - September 2014 to June 2015
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 13 2015

The Applicant was employed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and applied for a different internal position. Her immediate supervisor

Characteristics, not labels, determine whether an entity is a constitutional corporation
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

The High Court held that a statutory authority with separate legal personality was a trading corporation within the meaning of s 51(xx) of the

No implied term of good faith (or mutual trust and confidence) for NSW teachers
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal has, consistent with the High Court decision in Barker , overturned a first instance

No beards, no worries : Victorian Supreme Court finds police grooming policy not discriminatory
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

The Victorian Supreme Court has recently dismissed a challenge to an amendment to the Victoria Police Manual Uniform and Appearance Standards, which