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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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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...

Spotlight on ABN entitlement

Filed under: Superannuation, Commercial Law, Business Law

The ATO recently announced it will review the entitlement of recently issued ABNs. The Australian Business Register (ABR) receives a high number of ABN...

What workplace rights and protections do casual employees have?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

What workplace rights do Australian casual employees have? Do they have any protections?


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...

Are employers required to act fairly?

Date: 01 Oct 2016, Filed under: Unfair Dismissal

It may be surprising for some readers to learn that there is no implied common law obligation for an employer to act fairly in relation to investigative...

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$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.

Large penalty against 7-Eleven operator who exploited staff

Date: 22 Jun 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a penalty of more than $400,000 has been imposed against the operators of a 7-Eleven store which exploited its...


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