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Gadens | Australia | 22 Feb 2021

Improving unpaid parental leave

Recent changes have been made to the National Employment Standard (NES) to provide parents with greater flexibility in relation to their unpaid…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 13 Aug 2020

High Court gives employers some relief by fixing unreasonable view of personal leave accruals

Employers can now accrue and provide all employees personal leave based on a proportion of the employee's ordinary hours of work rather than accruing…

Mills Oakley | Australia | 25 May 2020

Decision confirms dangers of engaging casual employees on long term, stable, predictable arrangements regardless of loading

In the uncertain landscape that employers face with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has limited the…

Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers | Australia | 19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - workplace rights and obligations

The Coronavirus pandemic sadly presents one of the greatest challenges in our lifetime, to our health and way of life, among other things. The…

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 6 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: implications for employers

Since the declaration of a Public Health Emergency Of International Concern on 30 January 2020 by the Director-General of the World Health…

Piper Alderman | Australia | 4 Sep 2019

Court says personal leave is by the “day”, not the hour, and that “randomness is inherent in the concept of personal/carer’s leave”

On 21 August 2019, the Full Court of the Federal Court handed down a decision clarifying that personal leave under the NES is calculated in units of…

Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 29 May 2019

Le Parti conservateur uni présente des modifications à la législation du travail et de l’emploi de l’Alberta favorables aux affaires

Le projet de Loi 2 de l’Alberta commence à rouvrir les portes de l’Alberta au monde des affaires, avec la promesse de stimuler la création d’emplois…

Russell Kennedy | Australia | 14 Mar 2019

Parliament set to follow Fair Work Commission’s casual conversion lead

Parliament is currently considering the Fair Work Amendment (Right to Casual Conversion) Bill 2019 following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to…

Swaab | Australia | 18 Feb 2019

An employment and family law guide to family and domestic violence in the workplace

In 2018 Family and Domestic Violence Leave was introduced to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) and as a model term in modern awards. This…

Piper Alderman | Australia | 11 Feb 2019

New casual offset loading regulation to prevent ‘double-dipping’ - is it all bark, no bite?

In the 2018 WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 judgment (the Skene decision) the Federal Court opened the door to employees who receive a…
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