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Category: Industrial & Employment Law


What are my rights if I am being underpaid at work?

Underpayment of wages

With the increasing number of recent cases publicised regarding wage theft across various industries in Australia, it is important that all employees know their workplace rights and entitlements. This is particularly relevant to wage rights including any underpayment of wages.

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How does coronavirus affect my employment rights?

Implications of Coronavirus for your Employment

A number of Australian workers are rightly questioning their workplace rights and entitlements if they, or their colleagues, contract Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Best Employment Lawyers

It’s been raining Awards

Doing the work we do is extremely challenging and demanding but at the same time, highly rewarding. It’s particularly rewarding when recognition comes from your peers, by way of Awards.

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Cathay Pacific v Australian Aircrew Officers Association (AAOA) Fair Work Commission

Great win for Cathay Pacific pilots

We recently acted for the Australian Aircrew Officers Association in an industrial dispute with Cathay Pacific about remuneration for participating in training, which resulted in a great win for the pilots.

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Health practitioner notification to National Board obligations

Health practitioners’ obligations to continually update National Board

Once registered, all health practitioners have obligations to continually disclose certain events to their National Board, throughout the registration year.

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What sort of things can I be sacked for?

Family business sacks son for attending dinner late

In March 2019, Pasquale was late for dinner at his parents’ house. There was an argument and he was subsequently told to leave and never come back to the house or to the family business where he was an employee.

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CASA decisions against pilots

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) decision appealed and won for VIPA member

Recently, a VIPA (the Association for Virgin Australia Group Pilots) member received a positive outcome in a case where the member’s career was at risk, due to a decision by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to cancel his medical certificate – essential to be a commercial pilot in Australia.

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Social media use at work and the consequences

Social media and work – employees be warned

Inappropriate social media use at work and even away from work, can have a significant negative impact on your employment and could lead to disciplinary action or dismissal. Just ask Hobart Hurricane's wicketkeeper, Emily Smith.

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What is sham contracting?

Sham Contracting: Disguised Employment Relationship

Sham contracting is a term used to describe the situation where a worker is engaged by a company as an independent contractor when in fact, they should be engaged as an employee.

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Benjamin Legge v Barnardos Australia anit-bullying win

Volunteer deemed 'worker' under Anti-Bullying laws

Benjamin Legge, a foster carer under arrangements with Barnardos Australia, contends he was subjected to workplace bullying by case managers and other managers. He filed an application in the Fair Work Commission seeking orders to stop the bullying.

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What are my annual leave entitlements?

All you ever wanted to know about your annual leave entitlements

Annual leave entitlements apply to the majority of the workforce and in 2009, annual leave was enshrined in the National Employment Standards (NES) as one of the 10 minimum entitlements available to employees.

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