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NSW workers compensation benefits for workers in “prescribed employment” who contract COVID-19

NSW introduces changes to workers compensation laws amid COVID-19

Changes to NSW workers compensation laws. If a worker is in “prescribed employment” and contracts COVID-19 (and lodges a workers compensation claim), they now get immediate wage cover and medical expenses.

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WorkPac v Rossato case where casual employee wins paid leave entitlements

‘Casual’ mine worker successful in claim for paid leave entitlements

the Full Federal Court has found a worker (in WorkPac v Rossato) is entitled to paid annual leave entitlements, despite being employed on a casual basis and receiving the casual worker "pay loading".

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What’s causing the surge in unfair dismissal claims during the coronavirus pandemic?

What’s causing the surge of unfair dismissal claims?

In May 2020, Fair Work Commission President, Justice Iain Ross AO revealed that unfair dismissal claims have increased by 60% in April 2020 as compared to April 2019. In this article, we identify three potential factors contributing to the increased unfair dismissal claims.

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AMOU and Maritime Officer Win Expenses Reimbursement

Maritime Officer wins “reimbursement of revalidation expenses” originally rejected by employer

Another great win for Maritime Officers. This decision is a significant win for the Union and its members and provides clarity for members to access benefits of any additional obligations of the employer that may exist under the Agreement.

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Family law courts COVID list for urgent matters

The Family Law Courts establish a new “COVID-19 list” to deal with urgent coronavirus impacted matters

The Family Law Courts have now implemented a COVID-19 list. The list is exclusively for urgent family law matters which have arisen as a direct result of the impact of the coronavirus.

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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders QLD

What is a Peace and Good Behaviour Order (Qld)?

If you believe you are being harassed, and the offending conduct is causing you to fear for your safety, you may be able to make an application for a peace and good behaviour order (PGBO) against the person harassing you.

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ASP Ship Management/RTM Officers Enterprise Agreement Appeal

Hall Payne secures win for maritime officers and marine engineers

Hall Payne secures a great win for members of the Australian Maritime Officers’ Union and the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers in a recent appeal to a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission related to rejection of the Enterprise Agreement.

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Can my employer stand me down?

The current coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a significant loss of jobs and change to working conditions for many, has raised a number of questions related to employment law. In this article, we ask the question ‘Can my employer stand me down?’

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What are my JobKeeper entitlements and how much should I get?

The JobKeeper scheme: employee entitlements and employer responsibilities

Although the JobKeeper scheme has been widely heralded, there have also been a number of concerns raised; particularly in relation to potential unscrupulous behaviour by some employers.

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In what situations can an employee be summarily dismissed?

Sacked for serious misconduct – summary dismissals

We've noticed a spike in employees being terminated ‘summarily’ or without notice, for alleged serious misconduct since the COVID-19 pandemic started. So, what is serious misconduct and why might there be a spike? What can you be instantly terminated for and can you challenge being sacked summarily?

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What are my WHS rights and entitlements during the coronavirus?

Are you safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic? WHS rights and entitlements

As coronavirus continues to play an increasing risk to all Australian workers, your employer must allow you to work from home wherever and whenever you can. This should include the modification of business practices where possible. Learn all about your WHS rights here.

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