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...

Adverse action claims continue to evolve, with new lessons and implications for HR professionals.

In this HR Daily Premium webcast, executive lawyer and director of Henry William LawyersNick Noonan, discusses: 

  • The adverse action regime; 

  • Recent legislative ch...

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...

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...

August 14, 2017

A controversial social media guide published by the Australian Public Service Commission risks overreaching in some areas, but for the most part sets reasonable restrictions on employees, an employment lawyer says. 

The nine-page guide requires APS employees not to make...

An organisation's "sensible" dismissal of a long-serving employee who breached its drug and alcohol policy serves as a lesson for all employers, according to a workplace lawyer.

In August 2016, the Viterra Operations Pty Ltd electrician underwent a random alcohol breath...

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