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Update: Key Matters for Employers to be aware of in 2018

Employers Beware:  New labour hire licensing laws commenced this month. This month has seen the commencement of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (‘Act’).  The Act describes its main purpose as being to: (a)          protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services; and (b)          promote the integrity of the labour hire industry.…

High Court Rules: No implied term of mutual trust and confidence

The High Court of Australia has overturned the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia find that there is no implied duty of trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts. A recap on the facts Mr Barker had been employed with CBA for approximately 28 years.  During this time he had risen to the…

Parental leave redundancy not discriminatory

Justice White of the Federal Court has held that an employer who had made an employee redundant whilst on parental leave had not discriminated against the employee. The employee was employed in the position of Marketing Manager. Whilst the employee was on parental leave, the employer proceeded to make the position redundant. In considering whether…