Can you be directed to take annual leave during a temporary shut down?
Requesting employees take annual leave, particularly during traditional holidays, including Christmas/New Year and Easter is not uncommon. This triggers an important question: can an employer lawfully force you to take annual leave during a temporary shutdown?
What conditions can the court impose in Domestic Violence Orders?
A Domestic Violence Order is a document issued by a court which orders a person to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. In this article, we will look at the conditions set by the court in a DVO and the duration of Protection Orders.
My employer hasn’t been paying my superannuation guarantee
In Australia, employers are required to pay a minimum percentage of eligible employees’ earnings into a superannuation fund. This is called the ‘superannuation guarantee’ and is designed to fund retirement. Some employers are not paying the required super guarantee payments which leads us to the question, ‘What can you do about unpaid employer contributions of superannuation?”
NSW workers compensation claims for psychological injury
Workers compensation claims for psychological injury, whether due to bullying and harassment or due to a traumatic event, require expertise, patience and provision of a lot of support to injured workers.
Does a protection order prevent me from seeing my children?
A protection order is a document issued by a court that orders a person to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. It does not automatically prevent you from seeing your children. However, there can be situations where the making of a protection order against you may affect your contact and communication with your children.
AHPRA framework to manage vexatious complaints against health practitioners
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is aware that vexatious notifications are made against health practitioners from time to time. To help identify and manage vexatious complaints, AHPRA has developed a framework for use by staff and regulatory decision-makers.
Do I have to tell my employer I am pregnant?
If you're pregnant and working in paid employment, at some point you will need to discuss work and leave arrangements with your employer; including your entitlement to paid or unpaid leave, ensuring you have a safe work environment and your rights to flexible work arrangements.
NSW workers compensation win for significant injury months after initial workplace incident
We recently represented a transport driver who was involved in a workplace accident involving sudden braking, resulting in a seemingly minor injury. The worker suffered some shock and what he thought was a muscular injury to the shoulder. No claim was lodged until months later after exacerbation of the injury.
Criminal charges in Queensland; what happens at my first court date?
If you choose not to seek legal advice (strongly recommended) regarding your criminal charges, this article is designed to give you an outline of what to expect during the initial court process.
Emerging history of Launceston nurse’s acts of sexual abuse
Launceston nurse, James 'Jim' Griffin has been charged by Tasmania Police with more than a dozen offences related to child sexual abuse. We believe there may be a basis to allege that the departments and organisations involved, breached their duty of care.