COVID-19 concessions for visa applicants and holders
The Department of Home Affairs has implemented a number of concessions for visa holders and visa applicants due to the adverse impact of the pandemic on the Australian economy.
Temporary concessions to permanent residence pathway for certain employer sponsored visa holders
The Department of Home Affairs introduced changes to the transitional pathway to permanent residence for some employer sponsored visa holders, from 1 July 2022.
Changes to employee flexible work arrangements from June 2023
In late October 2022, the Federal Government introduced draft legislation that would strengthen a worker’s right to flexible work arrangements. On 6 June 2023, the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2023 (Cth) came into effect.
Respect@Work Bill to strengthen sexual harassment prevention requirements in the workplace
The Australian Human Rights Commission "Respect@Work Report" made 55 recommendations focusing on preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Can I be terminated while on worker’s compensation in NSW?
It's illegal to terminate an employee within the first six months of a workplace injury purely because that employee is unfit to resume work at that time. After the first six months, an employer can terminate an injured employee but only after they have met all their obligations to their employee.
Injured worker receives nearly $1,000,000 in common law damages
In a deserved win for an injured worker, we have secured $967,383.39 in common law damages for the worker who fell through a roof of a shed, sustaining significant injuries.
Payment in lieu of notice period must be delivered before termination
A 2022 Federal Court decision confirms the act of employers making payment in lieu of notice to workers AFTER termination, is unlawful.
The importance of keeping a diary after a workplace injury
After a workplace injury, keeping a diary about how, when and what type of injury occurred, can be crucial if your claim is disputed/rejected.
Difference between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal
Unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal are often used interchangeably. However, they are not the same and there are key differences between the two.