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Can employees be dismissed for their conduct outside of work hours?

Can employees be dismissed for their conduct outside of work hours?

Absent specific circumstances being established, employers have no right to control their employees’ conduct outside of work. However, if an employee’s out of work conduct has a significant and adverse effect on their employment, then an employer may be able to take disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.

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Benefits of contemporaneous notes in legal proceedings

Benefits of contemporaneous notes in legal proceedings

If you’re in a dispute that may end up in legal proceedings, contemporaneous file notes can be used as documentary evidence to corroborate direct oral evidence of a fact. They can be extremely useful in a variety of different situations, including disciplinary, bullying or discrimination issues in the workplace.

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Court ordered and police drug diversion in Queensland

Drug diversion in Queensland

In criminal law matters in Queensland, there are two drug types of drug diversion. One is court ordered drug diversion and the other is police drug diversion. We explore the differences between the two.

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Increased protection for temporary migrant workers

Increased protection for temporary migrant workers

The Migration Amendment (Strengthening Employer Compliance) Act 2024 received royal assent on 20 February 2024 and commences from 1 July 2024. These changes are being introduced to try to curb temporary migrant worker exploitation and hold employers who conduct themselves this way accountable.

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