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High Court finds that provision of accommodation is not “payment” which may be withheld if protected industrial action is taken

Australia - October 24 2013 The High Court of Australia has held that the provision of accommodation to employees does not constitute a "payment" to those employees and should…

Door to door sales "contractors" found to be employers

Australia - August 5 2013 This decision confirms that employers should be cautious about engaging independent contractors, particularly where the contractor is an individual…

Rules for construction of insurance contracts – a useful list

Australia - July 10 2013 Insurers should take care in specifying situations in which endorsements and special conditions apply within their policies. A recent decision…

Unfairness does not necessarily equate to adverse action

Australia - May 23 2013 In this recent decision, the Federal Circuit Court made it clear that unfair conduct by an employer will not necessarily give the affected employee a…

Orders stopping industrial action - how far can the Fair Work Commission go?

Australia - March 22 2013 A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) Full Bench decision has examined the FWC's obligations to the parties in hearings relating to applications to…