February 22, 2019

The federal government has recently introduced broader protection for whistleblowers who report misconduct in the corporate, tax and financial sectors.  All public companies and large proprietary companies should now be updating their Whistleblower Policy and providing...

August 6, 2018

As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission has ruled on domestic violence leave entitlements.  With effect from 1 August 2018, all modern awards will be amended to include a new clause conferring employees with an entitlement to up to...

Early conversations about retirement can benefit both employers and employees, but they require a high degree of sensitivity and caution.

Asked by HR Daily about the reported practice of professional services firms setting a retirement age for their partners, Henry Will...

February 21, 2018

Recent cases have shown a clear trend towards harsher penalties for individuals and companies who fail to comply with their duties under workplace health and safety (WHS) laws. To date, the national harmonisation process has led to the Model WHS Act being implemented i...

January 19, 2018

In Kaseris v Rasier Pacific V.O.F [2017] FWC 6610 (21 December 2017) (Kaseris), the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that an Uber driver was an independent contractor, not an employee. This decision could impact all workers and businesses which form part of the so-calle...

March 29, 2017

Continuing the campaign against the high prevalence of pregnancy/return to work discrimination, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced in a media release this week that it has taken up the fight against a Perth gourmet food distribution company.

Federal Court proceedin...

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