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Work IssuesWelcome to the work issues page where you will find helpful information on your rights as a full time, casual, temp or self employed worker from hiring through to termination. There are also resources available on this site which will guide you through the dos and don’ts when confronted with some of the more common employment law issues.

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How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

Most readers will have a conception of what the term “redundancy” means in relation to employment matters. However, we here at FindLaw love unwrapping...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

What should be in my contract of employment?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law, Employment Agreements

There’s no longer an expectation that a person will be employed in the one place for life, therefore, if you’re on the hunt for a new role – and are successful...


If I'm injured at work, when can I apply for compensation?

Date: 01 Jan 2017, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

If an employee is injured carrying out their duties, and the work undertaken was a significant contributing factor towards the injury or disease suffered,...

What are the characteristics of an independent contractor?

Date: 01 Dec 2016, Filed under: Employment Law

In trying to ascertain whether or not an employee is a contractor, a useful gauge is to look at the relationship between the employer and employee with...

What happens to an employment contract if there is a change to position or remuneration?

Date: 01 Nov 2016, Filed under: Employment Law

For the most part, employers may make changes to the position and remuneration without the need to vary or terminate the contract – but it is a matter...

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Immigrant employers exploiting workers from similar background

Date: 07 Feb 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The Commonwealth Fair Work Ombudsman's legal action over five overseas workers being underpaid $148,710 at Japanese-style food outlets trading as Teppanyaki...

$143,000 in penalties for $18,000 underpayment of two overseas workers in Brisbane

Date: 23 Jan 2017, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace disputes

A Court’s decision to impose $143,000 in penalties over two Taiwanese workers in Brisbane being underpaid $18,000 sends a message about the seriousness...

7-Eleven signs Proactive Compliance Deed

Date: 13 Dec 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that 7-Eleven, has signed a Proactive Compliance Deed with the Ombudsman.


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