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The Workplace is a dedicated group of highly experienced, senior lawyers offering expert employment law advice in a new way. Our clients only deal…
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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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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 15 Aug 2019

“I didn’t say that!” - when to audio record interviews in workplace investigations

Well-run interviews are critical to the vast majority of investigations, to determine what the complainant, respondent and witnesses saw and heard…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 1 Aug 2019

New annualised salary award provisions will apply from 1 March 2020 - how will these changes impact your business?

The Fair Work Commission has varied a number of modern awards with existing annualised wage provisions and introduced new annualised wage…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 25 Jun 2019

1 July here we come - what you need to know

Employers should note the following changes will apply from 1 July 2019…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 19 Dec 2018

Time is running out - have you issued the required notice to your regular casual award employees?

Over 80 modern awards were varied earlier this year to include a model casual conversion clause which allows regular casual employees to ask that…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 18 Dec 2018

Changes to the rules to set off casual loadings take effect today

The Federal Government has changed the Fair Work Regulations 2009 with effect from 18 December 2018 so that employers can set off casual loadings…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 16 Oct 2018

General Retail Industry Award Update

In a recent and significant decision for retailers and employers captured by the General Retail Industry Award 2010, the Fair Work Commission has…
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The Workplace Employment Lawyers | Australia | 4 Sep 2018

A casual fling or something more serious?

Are your award/agreement covered casual employees working regular and predictable hours? If so, they could be considered permanent employees and have…
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