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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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Can an employee face summary dismissal from work without notice?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law

Although there are a number of ways in which a contract of employment can come to an end, that still doesn’t take away from the fact that the notice requirements...

Can I be suspended from work by my employer?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

Are Australian employers able to suspend an employee from work? The law of suspension in Australia.

Who owns your social media connections

Filed under: Employment Law

Who owns your social media connections when you connect as a business acquaintance? Do you own them or does your employer? The use of social media for...


Can employees on maternity leave be discriminated against?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Discrimination

In Thomson v Orica Australia (2002) 116 IR 186; [2002] FCA 939, the Federal Court found that the respondent had engaged in direct discrimination...

How are enterprise agreements made?

Date: 01 Jul 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Agreements

Upon the conclusion of the bargaining process and a draft agreement has been created, a number of steps are to be followed to ensure the validity of the...

Can a notice of resignation made at an emotional moment or under duress be withdrawn?

Date: 01 May 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

Although the autonomy of the individual has been recognised, the common law does make a qualification where the retraction of notice may be permissible...

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Former Brisbane Coffee Club franchisee penalised over unlawful cash-back payment

Date: 20 Jun 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that it has secured more than $180,000 in penalties against a former Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane for contraventions...

Labour-hire operator penalised for underpaying overseas workers on Queensland farms

Date: 07 Jun 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that a Queensland labour-hire operator were penalised a total of $102,000 for underpaying 144 employees.

Reality TV contestant faces court over alleged unpaid internship, underpayments

Date: 01 Jun 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes, Employment Agreements

The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that a fashion industry start-up that appeared on the reality show 'Shark Tank' is facing Court for allegedly running an...


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