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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 duty of care do Australian employers owe employees?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

Australian workplace occupational health and safety laws and employer duty of care.

What are the characteristics between the different forms of employment in Australia?

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Agreements

Employment in Australia may take many forms that can include full-time, part-time, casual or via labour hire arrangements. There are a number of distinguishing...

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...


Do children have the capacity to enter into an employment contract?

Date: 01 Apr 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The general rule of capacity to enter into a contract is still applicable when it comes to employment contracts and minors. If we look towards the common...

Does an employer have to provide a reference if you ask for one?

Date: 01 Mar 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

Before exploring the legalities in regards to employment references, we should perhaps begin with the more basic question, on whether or not an employer...

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,...

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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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