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No mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts

Australia - September 10 2014 In one of the most significant decisions in the history of Australian employment law, the High Court of Australia (HCA) has today unanimously…

Key new employment rates and thresholds commencing 1 July 2014

Australia - June 30 2014 The new financial year brings a number of new pay rates and thresholds to the workplace, commencing on 1 July 2014. We recommend that you review your…

James Bryce, Murray Kellock.

Item of interest – anti-picket laws passed in Victoria

Australia - April 8 2014 On 12 March 2014, the Victorian Legislative Council passed the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill. Under the new provisions, Victoria…

Employee “rolled” for positive cannabis test

Australia - November 12 2013 The employee had worked for the employer for over 20 years. At the time of termination, his duties involved transporting molten slag using a Kress…

Item of interest

Australia - October 21 2013 The Fair Work Commission has released a draft unfair dismissal practice note. The practice note aims to "provide procedural guidance regarding the…