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Unreasonable refusal of Calderbank offer proves costly for employee in adverse action proceedings

Australia, United Kingdom - February 7 2019 While cost orders in Fair Work Act matters are rare, a former employee's failure to accept a reasonable commercial offer can enable an employer to...

Alexandria Anthony.


Last piece of the puzzle falls into place for Qantas

Australia - January 18 2013 Many were quick to criticise in October 2011 when Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced that he intended to ground the entire Qantas domestic fleet, lock...

Joe Catanzariti, Dr. Graham Smith, Glen Bartlett, Dan Trindade, Robbie Walker.


High Court extends sham contracting provision to triangular arrangements

Australia - December 2 2015 An employer cannot avoid the sham contracting provision in section 357 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by introducing a third party (such as a labour...

Saul Harben, Dr. Graham Smith, Abraham Ash, Dan Trindade, Robbie Walker.


Workplace bullying should be treated as work health and safety issue: new report

Australia - November 27 2012 The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment has tabled its report into workplace bullying, "Workplace bullying: we just want it to stop"....

Joe Catanzariti, Dr. Graham Smith, Glen Bartlett, Dan Trindade, Robbie Walker.


High Court says injury during sex on a work trip not "in the course of employment"

Australia - October 30 2013 Employers will only be liable for injuries suffered by employees in the course of their employment - however that doesn't include injuries from a...

Dr. Graham Smith, Glen Bartlett, Hedy Cray, Dan Trindade, Robbie Walker.