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Payment in Lieu of Notice Required Before Termination

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.

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Insurance options inside superannuation

Insurance options inside superannuation

Most superannuation funds provide very cost-effective insurance options for workers, including TPD, income protection and death benefits. Learn more about these types of insurance available through your super.

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The differences between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal

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.

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Contravention of parenting orders

Contravention of parenting orders

Contravention of parenting orders is a matter for the court to deal with, not for individual parents to action.

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NSW worker’s compensation claims for stress

Worker’s compensation for stress-related illnesses in NSW

If you have a stress-related illness which is caused by your work, you may be able to lodge a worker's compensation claim for psychological injury. This blog looks at the system in NSW.

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The Right to Strike in Australia

Industrial action and the right to strike

The considerable attention that workers’ strikes attract has resulted in many employees throughout Australia asking; “what legal rights do I have to take industrial action and to strike?”

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Greenfields agreements must only be for a genuine new enterprise

Fair Work Commission decision to approve a greenfields agreement quashed by the Federal Court

The Federal Court quashes a decision of the Fair Work Commission to approve a greenfields agreement between Busways and TWU on the basis that it is not a ‘genuine new enterprise’.

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Win for Queensland spray painter’s terminal condition WorkCover claim

Win for Queensland spray painter’s terminal condition WorkCover claim

A worker’s claim for terminal benefits under worker’s compensation was denied by WorkCover Queensland as the medical evidence did not suggest the condition would terminate his life. The worker appealed to the QIRC who overturned the prior decisions

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Medical discharge of firefighter due to PSTD overturned by NSW IRC

Employer’s decision to medically discharge a firefighter with history of PTSD was wrong

NSW Industrial Relations Commission determines the medical discharge of a firefighter, due to PTSD, was wrong and decision overturned.

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Registering a charity in Australia

Registering a charity in Australia

Charities that register with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission can access a range of benefits. However, obtaining the correct registration can be complex.

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Tasmanian Tribunal dismisses insurer’s interim dispute to cease workers compensation benefits

Successful defence helps Tasmanian teacher remain on workers compensation

The Tasmanian Civil & Administration Tribunal dismisses an insurer’s interim dispute to cease worker's compensation benefits for an injured Tasmanian teacher.

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The differences between accumulation and defined benefit super funds

Difference between accumulation and defined benefit super funds

There are two primary types of super funds; defined benefit funds and accumulation funds. In this article, we look at the differences between these types of funds.

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