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Voluntary resignation or constructive dismissal? Employers be wary

Australia - July 3 2013 As of 1 July 2013, the high income threshold will increase to AU$129,300, which will provide more employees access to the Fair Work unfair dismissal…

Taking the stress out of employee claims for psychological Injury/Illness

Australia - October 26 2012 Claims made by employees seeking payment of workers’ compensation for stress or other psychological injury/illness can arise out of administrative or disciplinary action taken by an employer against an employee.

Andrew Burnett, Felicity Clarke, Bruno Di Girolami.

Employer Reminder Workplace Policies, Employers Beware of Involvement in Confidentiality Breaches by New Employees

Australia - July 31 2017 In the recent decision of Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd. v. Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited [2017] FCAFC 74…

Anna M. Elliott, Andrew Burnett, Bruno Di Girolami.

Did you know…? ‘Rolling eyes’ may constitute ‘bullying’ under definition in new code of practice

Australia - November 26 2012 The definition of ‘bullying’ under the new harmonised Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) will be: Repeated, unreasonable behavior directed towards a worker or a group of workers, that creates a risk to health and safety.

Andrew Burnett, Felicity Clarke, Bruno Di Girolami.

“One and the Same”: Continuous Service With Related Entities Counts Towards Long Service Leave in WA

Australia - June 1 2016 In what may come as a surprise to many employers, a WA court has ruled that a worker engaged by a company in the UK almost 30 years ago is entitled…

Jessica Geelan.