Industrial & Employment Law

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Blog Posts - Industrial & Employment Law

Bee sting death at Tasiliquid Gold beehives farm

Coronial inquest to determine if victim was an “employee” at the time of death

This matter is dealing with the death of a man after a bee sting. It is before the Coroner in the Magistrates Court Coronial Division. One of the main issues to be determined is whether the victim was a “worker” at the time of the incident, which impacts entitlements for the family under workers compensation and fatal accident laws.

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Can my employer take back money they overpaid me?

Overpayment of wages. Where do you stand?

The traditional understanding in relation to overpayment of wages is that money can be recovered from an employee if the overpayment arose from a mistake of fact, however, overpayment monies could not be recovered if it arose from a mistake of law.

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Spotless Cleaning and Berkeley Challenge lose Full Court appeals

Full Court appeals see significant win for workers terminated under s.119 of the Fair Work Act

Full Court appeals see a win for workers and their union. On 1 July 2020, the Full Court of the Federal Court dismissed two appeals, finding that the termination of employment of the affected employees did not fall within the exception of ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’.

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Can my employer reduce my hours when I’m on JobKeeper?

Has your employer reduced your hours/pay under a JobKeeper Direction that seems unreasonable?

With the extension of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper Scheme until 28 March 2021, employees should continue to be aware of their workplace rights in circumstances in which they think their employer has reduced their hours/pay unreasonably.

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