Permanent residency for New Zealanders living in Australia
A close look at one option for permanent residency for New Zealand citizens: Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) (New Zealand Stream) Visa for Subclass 444 visa holders.
Who pays compensation if you are injured from the COVID-19 vaccine?
We look at where the Federal Government is to date with a COVID vaccine compensation scheme, how it will work, what evidence will be required and, importantly, what compensation may be currently available.
Successful appeal sees Queensland Police Service required to pay $169,119.29 in costs
A big win upholds statutory right of entry for union officials to lawfully enter work premises where they suspect breaches of work health safety laws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.