Terminating an employee on Workers’ Compensation in NSW

Terminating an employee on Workers’ Compensation in NSW

Terminating an employee on workers’ compensation is a very delicate process and may expose you to significant liability if you don’t do it in the correct way. In particular, you may breach section 385 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (NSW) if you terminate in...
Is smoking in apartments allowed?

Is smoking in apartments allowed?

The question of whether owners and tenants are allowed smoking in their apartments is a major point of dispute amongst tenants, and a contentious topic. In Australia, NSW is the only jurisdiction which addresses this issue in law. What are my options? In November...
How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

Procedural fairness should come into play when an employee is terminated from their workplace. They should be given the opportunity to defend themselves and provide a response to an employer’s allegations before any disciplinary action is taken. Termination of an...
Coronavirus’ business impact: Standing down employees

Coronavirus’ business impact: Standing down employees

The coronavirus means that a lot of businesses simply won’t have enough work to carry on. No one wants to close their business down. Nobody wants to create redundancies. Nobody wants an unfair dismissal claim. So what do you do? Consider standing down your employees...