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Controversial Religious Discrimination Bill back in the spotlight
Insight 18 Feb 2020

Partner Partner Managing Associate Tom Kavanagh The Federal Government has released second exposure drafts of its proposed legislation on religious discrimination, as part of another round of public consultation. Simon Dewberry ...

Do employers need to start telling their employees to limber up before heading home?
Insight 18 Feb 2020

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has decided that a knee injury sustained by an employee when he was 'lightly jogging' to the staff bus after his shift had arisen out of his employment. ...

Employee reinstated despite breaching 'zero tolerance' drug policy
Insight 17 Feb 2020

The Fair Work Commission has ordered the reinstatement of an employee following inconsistencies in an employer's 'zero-tolerance' policy regarding drug and alcohol use. ...

No minimum period before casuals can expect 'regular and systematic' work
Insight 17 Feb 2020

The Federal Court has decided that, from the commencement of her employment, a casual employee was engaged on a 'regular and systematic' basis and had a reasonable expectation of continued employment. ...

Industrial manslaughter laws proposed for Queensland resources sector
Insight 11 Feb 2020

If passed, the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) (the Bill ), introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 4 February 2020, will create industrial ...

Employer's attempt to dismiss controversial employee costs $1.2 million in compensation
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia awarded a professor more than $1.2 million after his employer, a university, used 'cherry-picked' parts of his writings to justify his dismissal. 1 ...

New superannuation opt-out for high income earners
Insight 21 Nov 2019

From 1 January 2020, individuals who have more than one job may be able to opt out of receiving super contributions from all of their employers. ...

Reputation on the line: the importance of getting award compliance right
Insight 21 Nov 2019

With talk of wage theft becoming a criminal offence, this month's Senate approval of a wage and superannuation theft inquiry, and the increasing number of large employers being named and shamed for underpayments, there has never been a more important time for employers to check they are meeting their obligations – including compliance with modern awards. ...

Inherent or relevant: changes in assessing job applicants with criminal records
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The federal law test to assess job applicants with criminal records has changed. It's no longer necessary to show that the criminal record means an applicant is unable to perform the 'inherent requirements' of their role – the question is whether the criminal record is 'relevant' to the role. ...

Make no mistake (lest you are sacked): FWC rules on safety incident dismissal
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided that a crane operator's sacking for a 'significant' safety incident was a fair and proportionate response, despite a working relationship of almost four decades. ...

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