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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 are Restraints of Trade?

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Agreements, Contracts and Agreements

The purpose of the law regarding restraints of trade is essentially to prevent trade and commerce from being unnecessarily restricted. I have set out...

Is the Melbourne Cup office sweep legal?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Administrative Law

It’s the race that stops a nation! And if your office is anything like ours, the excitement will be palpable and every single person in your workplace...

Can a person be summarily dismissed from their job due to drunkenness or drugs?

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

Australian employees enjoy a number of robust protections from unfair dismissal. However, there may be instances where the behaviour of the individual...


What are some of the reforms included in the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS)?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration

The TSS visa has introduced an occupation list that is more refined in the targeting of occupation lists, and aims to be better aligned with any skills...

When does unfair dismissal occur?

Date: 01 Sep 2017, Filed under: Unfair Dismissal

There are a number of ways in which unfair dismissal can occur, and Fair Work Australia will consider that a person has been unfairly dismissed...

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...

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Fair Work Ombudsman continues to set the bar for gender equity in briefing practices

Date: 25 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has allocated more than half of its legal work to female barristers for the fourth year in a row, as an example as a...

7-Eleven franchisee in court after allegedly dismissing worker who refused cash-back

Date: 18 Oct 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that a 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster...

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...


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