Have you been the subject of a workplace complaint?

Being the subject of a workplace complaint, and subsequent investigation, can be a challenging period for any employee. Complaints can come for an internal or external source and are usually regarding conduct in the workplace. Different employers will handle...

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Have you been terminated?

Depending on the circumstances under which you were terminated, there are a number of legal options available. Redundancy If you have been made redundant, there are a number of things to consider: Is this a legitimate redundancy? Am I getting the proper pay, based on...

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How should I dismiss an employee and avoid issues?

Employers who want to dismiss an employee need to ensure that the employee is given an opportunity to respond to every single fact, circumstance or reason which the employer proposes to rely upon to dismiss the employee. A Cautionary Tale In Remmert v Broken Hill...

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Understanding Your Employment Contract

A typical employment contract can contain items that seem harmless until you look further, or the time comes and you find yourself in hot water. Here are some common questions answered to help you better understand what you are signing up for. When do your obligations...

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Representing Yourself in the Fair Work Commission

Lawyers cannot help parties to prepare evidence and oral submissions in hearings without permission from the Fair Work Commission. Do you know how to successfully represent yourself in the Fair Work Commission? Help From Lawyers in the Fair Work Commission In...

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Are you being bullied at work?

What is bullying? Workplace bullying is persistent unreasonable behaviour towards a worker or group of workers that causes a risk to health and safety. That is, it must: Be persistent, in the sense that it happens repeatedly over a period of time. Be unreasonable, in...

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Federal Court Crack Down on Sham Contractors

The Federal Court confirms that workers will not be seen as contractors unless they “work as entrepreneurs owning and operating a separate business”. How do your contracting arrangements measure up or do you deal with sham contractors? Entrepreneurs or Employees? Most...

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Managing Workplace Risks Under The NDIS

This Guide is for managers of disability services providers who are working hard to lead their organisations through a difficult period of change. It answers questions about how your organisation can meet the challenges of client directed funding, increasingly...

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4 Smart Ways To Deal With Your Restraint of Trade

So, your employment has come to an end and you notice a tricky clause headed ‘Restraint of Trade/Non-Compete’ in your employment contract. Whether you’ve resigned, were dismissed or were made redundant, you want to move on as soon as possible and secure your next...

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