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Are you really “off duty”?

The ability of an employer to dismiss employees for behaviour outside of working hours has once again been considered by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.

21 December 2018

Labour hire company takes the hit for host employer’s unfair dismissal

It will be no defence that a labour hire company was following the direction of another entity, even if the action is supported by an employment agreement.

21 December 2018

When overtime is no longer reasonable

Employers should ensure that when exercising an entitlement to require employees to perform additional hours of work, they comply with the terms of that entitlement.

21 December 2018

Costly mistake: employer pays sizeable compensation after relying on sloppy investigation

An employer was forced to pay close to the maximum compensation for dismissing an employee for reasons that were based on an inadequate investigation and incorrect characterisation of...

21 December 2018

Foul mouthed union worker found unfairly dismissed

Employers should maintain consistent disciplinary outcomes for similar conduct across its workforce to minimise exposure to unfair dismissal proceedings.

21 December 2018

It's not over 'til the employer says it's over

An employee’s mistaken belief that their employment had been terminated could not transform the resulting termination of employment into one that occurred at the initiative of their employer.

21 December 2018

Just a bit of banter? When employee comments warrant a warning

As a general rule, the Fair Work Commission will not interfere with an employer’s right to manage its own business, including a warning issued to an employee for...

21 December 2018

Australia’s response to an India economic strategy to 2035: Navigating from potential to delivery

On 22 November 2018, the Australian Government released its response to the Australian Government commissioned Report, An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from Potential to Delivery.

05 December 2018

ACCC commences first ‘gun jumping’ case against Cryosite

The ACCC has commenced the first ‘gun jumping’ case against biotech company Cryosite Limited for alleged breach of the civil prohibitions on cartel conduct

24 July 2018

The Aussie Term Loan B vs Unitranche / other leveraged finance products

The Australasian leveraged loan market has been shaken up by competing products in the form of the unitranche facilities and the Aussie Term Loan B or TLB.

19 July 2018

Federal Government takes first steps on modern slavery law

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) has been introduced to the House of Representatives in Federal Parliament.

02 July 2018

Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

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