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Genuine redundancy payment taxpayer over 65 age discrimination
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 27 2013

One of the requirements for a taxpayer to be entitled to the tax concession for a genuine redundancy payment is an age requirement. This means that


Refusing to work mandatory roster of overtime: a workplace right
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 18 2012

The broad reach of the provisions in the Fair Work Act was again highlighted in a recent Federal Magistrates Court decision which found that an


Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

It is generally accepted that where a contract of employment has no agreed duration and makes no provision for termination, the common law will imply


Failure to provide medical evidence for excessive sick leave: a valid reason for dismissal
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 28 2013

In the recent decision of Ahern v BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd 2013 FWC 659, the Fair Work Commission upheld the dismissal of an employee


The hidden costs of workplace harassment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 25 2014

In 2010 Rebecca Richardson filed a claim with the Federal Court alleging that her colleague, Randol Tucker, had sexually harassed her and that the


What are “all reasonable steps” to prevent harassment? Check the guidelines
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 28 2013

In the recent decision of Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd 2013 FCA 102, the Federal Court found that Rebecca Richardson was


Successful prosecution for reckless endangerment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 2 2010

Lessons learned from the recent Orbit Drilling case, where a company director was fined $120,000 and the company was fined $750,000 for reckless endangerment


Defining a “casual” employee
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 20 2013

In a decision that is likely to be welcomed by employers, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has refused redundancy pay to workers who were


Changes to the Fair Work Act targeting the Franchise Sector
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 proposes a significant new direction by making Franchisors liable for the breaches


High Court provides clarity on the common law duty of care to independent contractors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 31 2009

The recent decision of the High Court of Leighton Contractors v Fox (the Leighton decision) provides some clarity on the common law duty of care of various contractors to other contractors