Navigating non-disparagement clauses: A guide for employees

Navigating non-disparagement clauses: A guide for employees

When your employment ends badly, there’s a great temptation to bad mouth your employer on as many social media platforms as possible.  Regardless of the correctness of your posts, be aware you may have signed away your right to ‘fair comment’ or ‘free speech’. In the...

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​​“All reasonable steps” – Sexual harassment and an employer’s liability​

​​“All reasonable steps” – Sexual harassment and an employer’s liability​

While it is well understood that sexual harassment in the workplace is inappropriate and against the law in Australia, amendments to the Fair Work Act have imposed a positive obligation on employers to take “all reasonable steps” to prevent harassment. Is this cannot be proven, the you may be held vicariously liable for sexual harassment committed by an employee or agent in connection with the workplace.

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Solution Brief: Key changes to Australia’s workplace laws

Solution Brief: Key changes to Australia’s workplace laws

Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 was passed into law on 6 December 2022, significantly reforming the legal framework of Australia's workplace relations system.  In...

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Changes to the Fair Work Act and what this means for employers

Changes to the Fair Work Act and what this means for employers

The industrial landscape has changed dramatically since the introduction of sweeping changes to employee entitlements in the latest amendments to the Fair Work Act, 2009 (Cth).  What do employers need to know? In December 2022, the Albanese Government introduced the...

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Employment Law: Unfair Dismissals

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about unfair dismissals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4u20EFzerc Transcript In what circumstances can an employee make an unfair dismissal claim? An employee can make unfair dismissal claim if they've been employed...

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​​Smoking in my apartment – can I or can’t I? ​

​​Smoking in my apartment – can I or can’t I? ​

​​If you live in or own an apartment unit, you know that you’re bound by a set of rules that you wouldn’t have to think twice about if you lived in or owned a house.

​Smoking in an apartment is just one of the many activities you need to think twice about when you’re in an apartment. Do you know with 100% confidence if you can legally smoke in your unit? ​

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Employment Law: General Protections

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about General Protections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqWQyGiNznY&list=PL9OZYlmMxihorXVROYZ-O0QgcFVZQIlUa&index=5 Transcript What is a general protections claim? The general protections claim is a type of...

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Employment Law: Bullying and Harassment

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about Bullying and Harassment in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeQaw-7rC9w&list=PL9OZYlmMxihorXVROYZ-O0QgcFVZQIlUa&index=4 Transcript What is workplace bullying? Workplace bullying is when...

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Employment Law: Employment Contracts

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about Employment Contracts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5ZyNlX2dQ&list=PL9OZYlmMxihorXVROYZ-O0QgcFVZQIlUa&index=3 Transcript What is a casual employment contract? A casual employment contract is a contract...

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Employment Law: Redundancy

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about Redundancy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSu0QEs5X5I&list=PL9OZYlmMxihorXVROYZ-O0QgcFVZQIlUa&index=2 Transcript What is a genuine redundancy? If an employer no longer requires a job to be performed by...

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Employment Law: Deeds of Release

Join our JFMAndreyev team as we answer your FAQs about Deeds of Release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llSFAcH0q6o&list=PL9OZYlmMxihorXVROYZ-O0QgcFVZQIlUa&index=1 Transcript What is a deed of release in employment law? A deed of release, it's something...

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​​Can you be dismissed for refusing to comply with a performance improvement plan (PIP)?​

​​Can you be dismissed for refusing to comply with a performance improvement plan (PIP)?​

​​If you are an employee who is facing a performance improvement plan and you don’t believe it’s warranted, you may be wondering if you can be terminated for refusing to comply. The answer is not a simple yes or no. However, by understanding your legal rights and obligations, and seeking the guidance of a skilled employment lawyer, you can put yourself in a better position to protect your job and your future career prospects.​

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