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Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
The Labour Hire Licensing Act will ban businesses from entering into labour hire arrangements with unlicensed providers.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
If they earn less than the high income threshold, employees not covered by an award can make an unfair dismissal claim.
Holman Webb
The FWC approach suggests it will interpret the unfair dismissal jurisdiction broadly in relation to casual employees.
DWF (Australia)
Two cases demonstrate the importance of ensuring manual handling training and instruction is provided to all workers.
Holman Webb
The employer should try to consult with the employee regarding their whereabouts before taking any action against them.
DWF (Australia)
The purpose of this initial review is to scrutinize and report on the operation and content of the model WHS laws.
Swaab Attorneys
As part of our series on odd and unusual terms in modern awards, these are more quirky clauses that employers may miss.
Holding Redlich
It may be held unreasonable for an employer to assume that a "heat of the moment" resignation is genuinely intended.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The work actually performed by the employee will define whether the job fits within one of the award classifications.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
Employers should have a robust and effective WHS system or the costs can be severe – both personally and financially.
Cooper Grace Ward
It's important that all employers have a policy to manage any risk to their business by employee use of social media.
MDC Legal
Failure to keep accurate and up to date records, or to produce records if requested, may result in financial penalties.
MDC Legal
LinkedIn is one example of how social media intercepts with the workplace in ways that challenge traditional employment.
DWF (Australia)
The first Category 1 conviction has been finalised since the introduction of the model Work Health and Safety Act.
Marque Lawyers
New Qld licensing regime requires labour hirers to have a licence or high penalties are imposed.
DWF (Australia)
The Plaintiff was awarded significant damages, over a million dollars, which included an award for gratuitous damages.
DWF (Australia)
If the charge of "Industrial Manslaughter" had been in force, would they have pursued a charge under that provision?
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Be careful to understand how overtime payments apply under any award or EA to mitigate the risk of an underpayment claim.
Cooper Grace Ward
Article advises to check if the new labour hire arrangements apply as you will need to get a licence quickly to avoid penalties.
HHG Legal Group
Article discusses new gig economy whereby temporary positions are filled with independent workers for short periods of time.
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