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Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

New paid family and domestic violence leave comes into effect on 1 February 2023 for employers with more than 15 employees and on 1 August 2023, for employers with less than 15 employees.

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Mine workers terminated after refusing to relocate interstate

No remedy for mine workers who lost jobs after refusing to move interstate

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld the actions of a company which directed its employees to relocate interstate, or have their employment terminated.

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Do I have to tell my employer I have a disability or illness?

Do I have to disclose an illness or disability to my employer?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, it’s important to understand your employment rights, including whether you need to tell your employer.

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Reasonable action or in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action defence in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action by the employer related to, for example, transfer, demotion, performance, etc is one defence the insurer has in NSW worker's compensation claims.

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Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

This article explores when an employer is required to make an offer of casual conversion and when an employee has a right to request conversion from casual employment to permanent employment.

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Announcing your new role on social media may breach your employment contract

Announcing your new role on social media may breach your employment contract

In this article, we take a brief look at restraint of trade clauses and a detailed look at non-solicitation clauses in your employment contract.

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Temporary concessions to permanent residence pathway for certain employer sponsored visa holders

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.

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Changes to employee flexible work arrangements

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.

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Respect@Work Bill to strengthen sexual harassment prevention requirements in the workplace

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.

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Can I be terminated while on workers compensation in NSW?

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.

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Estate planning for blended families

Estate planning for blended families

Estate planning for blended families often comes with challenges. Learn what to look out for and how to protect your interests.

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$1,000,000 in common law damages after fall through roof

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.

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