Why Does My Contract Have A Restraint Of Trade Clause?

Why Does My Contract Have A Restraint Of Trade Clause?

The restraint of trade clause came about because many employers are worried that their employees will leave their business to work for a competitor, or start up a rival business and take their employees, clients and suppliers with them. A restraint clause is only...
How To Resign The Right Way

How To Resign The Right Way

Has your working environment become unbearable, the end of your career seems imminent or you simply want to quit your job without notice? Before making any hasty decisions, it is important that you know how to resign. You should review your employment contract to...
Are You Considering Reporting Underpaid Wages?

Are You Considering Reporting Underpaid Wages?

Underpayment is unfortunately common in Australia. Many employees are underpaid based on their statutory entitlements. A recent report uncovered how common underpayment is amongst international people living in Australia, especially backpackers and international...
How are Casual Employment Contracts Different?

How are Casual Employment Contracts Different?

What does it mean to be a casual employee? Casual employees are those who do not have a certain or fixed commitment with their employer. Hours worked are not regular and casual employees have the right to swap shifts or refuse work given by their employer.  Also,...
What You Should Include In An Employment Deed Of Release

What You Should Include In An Employment Deed Of Release

An employment Deed of Release is a legal expression used to settle disputes or prevent them from arising in the first place. A Deed of Release is often a win/win situation as both parties come to a mutual agreement and grounding of compromise. The term ‘Deed of...
Can Casual Workers Claim Unfair Dismissal?

Can Casual Workers Claim Unfair Dismissal?

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down a decision which provides increased access to unfair dismissal claims by casual workers. Particularly those employees engaged in the labour hire industry. In the case of Robert Smith v Goldfields People Hire Pty Ltd...