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Blog Posts - Industrial & Employment Law

Farm workers and pieceworkers guaranteed minimum wage from April 2022

Seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking entitled to minimum rate of pay

Minimum wages for seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking (and other produce picking) apply from April 2022 after the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision, approving variations to their Award.

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Is it legal for employers to monitor employees using surveillance devices?

Is it legal for employers to monitor employees using surveillance devices?

In short, it is legal for your boss to monitor your work-related tasks and performance however, they do not have unrestricted rights to conduct surveillance.

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Rejected workers compensation claim decision overturned after employer failed to consult

Blindsiding a worker into a redundancy meeting is not “reasonable management action”

A worker’s initial claim for workers compensation was denied by WorkCover Queensland due to the employer’s actions being considered “reasonable management action”. The worker ultimately appealed to the QIRC who overturned the prior decision and the workers’ compensation claim was ultimately accepted.

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Hospital HR worker request to work from home refused by employer

Work from home request refused by employer - decision upheld by QIRC

A Queensland tribunal has affirmed the decision of a public hospital to refuse an ongoing ‘work from home’ arrangement for its HR staff, which was introduced during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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