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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 25 May 2022

Excessive and unsociable hours – understanding work arrangements and rostering obligations

The Federal Court recently gave some guidance to employers about the Fair Work Act's limits on working hours that will set the tone for disputes in respect of employees who work significant additional hours. This article provides an overview of some of the key aspects of Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union v Dick Stone Pty Ltd, to assist employers in understanding their obligations at......
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 4 May 2022

Managing ill and injured employees in new world of work

The area of ill and injured employees is a highly regulated one under Australian law, and one in which employers should exercise caution having regard to legal and practical risks. This article draws on relevant legislation and case law to provide an overview of the considerations for employers in managing ill and injured employees and safety concerns, where relevant up to and including......
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 13 Apr 2022

When can employees be required to provide medical information or attend an independent medical examination?

This article provides an overview of the circumstances in which an employer can ask an employee to provide medical information or attend an independent medical examination (IME). Employers must consider whether their request to provide medical information or attend an IME would be a lawful and reasonable direction. The recent decision of Rezaeifard v Green Leaves ELD Pty Ltd is a reminder for......
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 30 Mar 2022

Out of hours conduct: where can employers draw the line?

While an employer does not have an unfettered right to police the private lives of employees, the courts and tribunals have accepted that there may be grounds for legitimate concerns by employers where an employee's conduct is likely to cause serious damage to the employment relationship, damages the employer's interests or is incompatible with the employee's duty as an employee. This article......
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 16 Mar 2022

Employee or independent contractor? How to get the contract right

Determining the fine line between "employee" and "independent contractor" causes difficulties for businesses in Australia. Two recent High Court decisions have provided increased certainty for engaging contractors in the future. This article considers the impact of ZG Operations & Anor v Jamsek and CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd, and provides guidance for businesses in Australia.
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 23 Feb 2022

"I think I've been underpaid" – how to ensure wage compliance in complex world of work

Wage compliance has always been at the forefront of risk assessment for organisations of all sizes. An audit process is an opportune time to not only rectify any past issues but also take on board feedback that is likely to streamline and improve practices moving forward. This article provides an overview of the key issues for employers in wage compliance.
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 22 Sep 2021

"Out of hours conduct" - when is "enough, enough"?

No business can operate without having asked the question: when does an employee’s out of working hours conduct give rise to grounds for disciplinary…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 29 Oct 2019

The Workplace Ill and Injured Blog Series Part II: How to assess employee medical information, including dealing with conflicting opinions

In Part I of this series, we explored when an employer can request medical information from an employee or ask them to attend an independent medical…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 14 Oct 2019

The Workplace Ill and Injured Blog Series Part 1: When can you request medical information from an employee or ask them to attend an independent medical examination?

In the last quarter of 2019, The Workplace is shining a spotlight on managing ill and injured workers…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 2 Sep 2019

Taking a day off? How taking a sick day just got a whole lot more complicated.

A day is a day, isn’t it? As the Full Bench of the Federal Court has recently found, the answer to the question is surprisingly complex…
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