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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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I've Been Demoted. Is this a Redundancy?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

In certain circumstances, a demotion at work can constitute a redundancy. A role is redundant when an employer no longer requires that particular job in...

What happens to the contract of employment after a promotion or pay rise?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

Anyone who has been employed in the same place for a significant amount of time will oftentimes have their role evolve, whether it is to do with the addition...

Are referees required to provide positive job references?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

Are referees required to provide positive job references in Australia?


Can a notice of resignation made at an emotional moment or under duress be withdrawn?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

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...

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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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