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EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: The Dawn Of A New “Day” – Recent Full Federal Court Decision Shakes Up the Meaning and Accrual of Personal/Carer’s Leave Entitlements

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which is likely to have significant impacts on the accrual and taking of personal/carer’s leave. We explain how this decision affects employers and outline the steps you should take to ensure you are managing your employee entitlements correctly. Quick refresher – The entitlement to…

ALERT: What does a Re-elected Coalition Government mean for Employers?

The Federal Election has come and gone with a surprise win for Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition.  In this alert we look at what a re-elected Coalition will mean for employers. CRACK DOWN ON UNDERPAYING EMPLOYEES ‘Wage theft’ is a hot topic and a big focus for the Government and the Fair Work…

UPDATE: Dismissal Round Up & Lessons For Employers

This month we round up some recent dismissal cases that provide valuable lessons for employers when stepping the sometimes perilous path of dismissing an employee. A dismissed employee can often be a disgruntled one, with potential to cause disharmony in the workplace even after they have left. Dismissed employees can bring various claims against former…

UPDATE: 2018 in Review and What to Expect in 2019

This month we look at some of the major developments from 2018 as well as what to watch out for in 2019. 2018 IN REVIEW There were significant changes in the employment law space in 2018, particularly in relation to modern awards and casual employment.  We summarise some of the main changes and trends from…

ALERT: Government introduces Family and Domestic Violence Leave

The Government has passed changes to the Fair Work Act providing employees with 5 days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year. The new leave entitlement commenced on 12 December 2018 and has been added to the National Employment Standards (NES) of the Fair Work Act. The new NES leave entitlement is almost identical…

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