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How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

Most readers will have a conception of what the term “redundancy” means in relation to employment matters. However, we here at FindLaw love unwrapping...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

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 is reasonable notice when a contract of employment is terminated?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Contracts of employment come to an end on a regular basis either at the direction of the employee or employer. When the contract of employment does come...

Appeal dismissed because injured worker fails to establish causation

Filed under: Compensation Law, Workers Compensation, Employment Law

Last week, Queensland’s Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by an injured worker who claimed damages for serious injuries sustained during the course of...

Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...

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.

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