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Online medical certificates: genuine fake, genuine, or just fake?

November 8 2017 Online medical certificate platforms claim that their value is in freeing-up an under-resourced health care system by providing a faster and easier…

Can an employee be dismissed for misconduct following a work function?

July 6 2015 An employee's misconduct during and following his work's Christmas function was the subject of a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission…

When to dismiss without notice— recent cases on summary dismissal

August 17 2016 Where an employee engages in conduct that an employer considers not only justifies dismissal but warrants summary dismissal, it is important to…

Parental rights and responsibility - gay and lesbian couples

July 22 2013 There are important factors that same sex couples with children, or who are planning to have children, need to consider.

How to punish bad behaviour

July 27 2017 Generally, punishment for misbehaving or underperforming employees ranges from a formal or informal warning, to termination of employment - with very…

Update on parenting orders under Queensland COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

August 17 2021 The Queensland Government has issued updated guidance clarifying arrangements for separated parents under lockdown restrictions for residents in…

A not so casual assignment: High Court hands down the final verdict on casual employment

August 17 2021 The eagerly anticipated High Court decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato & Ors [2021] HCA 23 (WorkPac) was handed down on 4 August 2021. The High…

Preventing sexual misconduct in the workplace

July 3 2021 Sexual misconduct in the workplace continues to be extremely topical and reported widely by the Australian media. Following, among other things, the…

Section 40(3) explained: Who can make the notification of facts under s 40(3) of the ICA? Can s 54 cure a lack of written notification under s 40(3)?

July 3 2021 The recent judgment in Darshn v Avant Insurance Limited [2021] FCA 706 provides useful clarification on the operation of section 40(3) of the…

Uncertainty continues for gig economy platforms

June 3 2021 The Fair Work Commission recently heard a further unfair dismissal case brought by a worker in the gig economy. In Franco v Deliveroo Australia Pty…