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Employers wishing to mandate COVID vaccination must consult with workers

Workplace consultation crucial when mandating vaccination

A decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission determines coal mine’s vaccine mandate not lawful/reasonable simply due to lack of consultation.

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What are your options if your employer instructs you to do something illegal?

Your employer instructs you to do something illegal. What are your rights as an employee?

It is imperative you understand your rights and obligations in relation to reasonable and lawful directions from your employer. We explore your rights if a direction requires you to break the law.

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Queensland electrician wins Court of Appeal case for leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation

Queensland Court of Appeal win for seriously injured worker

A Queensland electrician seriously injured in the course of employment wins Court of Appeal case seeking leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation.

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Comcare workers compensation claims for psychological injury

Comcare claims for psychological injury

In this article, we take a general look at claims involving psychological conditions which injured workers suffer in the workplace, and how the Comcare scheme (the national workers compensation scheme) deals with these types of claims.

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Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments in NSW

Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39 (NSW)

2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.

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Demotion involving reduction in pay and no change in role constitutes dismissal

Demotion involving reduction in pay and no change in role constitutes dismissal

A recent case before the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has served to highlight the provisions around demotions and the circumstances in which they can constitute a dismissal.

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Your workers compensation entitlements if injured while working from home

NSW workers compensation entitlements when working from home

With "work from home" options continuing for many workers even after the pandemic, this poses the question, “What are my workers compensation entitlements if injured while working from home?”

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Can my employer reduce my redundancy pay?

Can my redundancy payment be reduced by my employer?

Employers are increasingly attempting to utilise a provision of the Fair Work Act to reduce an employee’s entitlement to their redundancy pay.

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Unions and union membership is good for workers

Unions are good for workers and good for society

We think it is integral that employment law victories are continually recognised and celebrated so that society continues to appreciate the key role unions have played in Australia’s history.

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The implications of “no conviction recorded” on your criminal record

No conviction recorded – options for keeping your criminal record clean

One of the most common enquiries that we receive from clients who have been charged with a criminal offence is whether they will have a criminal record at the conclusion of the proceeding.

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Employee rights when returning to work after parental leave

Returning to work after parental leave – your rights

No matter how much you love your job, going to back to work after parental leave can be a scary prospect. So, what are your rights when returning from leave?

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When does unpaid work constitute an employment relationship?

Case review - when does unpaid work constitute employment?

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has again considered whether unpaid work constitutes employment.

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