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.
How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland
Your comprehensive guide to preparing for a criminal law sentencing hearing in Queensland.
Can my social media posts affect my personal injury claim?
If you’re in receipt of compensation or benefits as a result of a personal injury, your online behaviour, including your behaviour on social media platforms, can have an impact on how your claim is assessed by the insurance company.
Provisional driver’s licence restrictions in Queensland
How do the red and green P plates restrict you in Queensland? As a new driver, it is imperative that you are aware of the numerous restrictions that will apply when you have your provisional licence.
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.
Compensation win for vulnerable victim of workplace racial abuse
We successfully represented a First Nations worker who had suffered a serious psychological injury after being the victim of ongoing, nasty racial abuse from colleagues in the Northern Territory.
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.
The importance of property insurance for buyers during the purchasing process
When a buyer signs an REIQ contract to purchase a property in Queensland, clause 8.1 of the contract provides that the property is at the risk of the buyer from 5:00 pm on the first business day after the contract date.
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.
Worker’s compensation claims NSW – your entitlement to medical and other expenses
We explore what medical treatment expenses and other injury-related expenses are available for people injured at work in NSW.