Articles matching Work Issues


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...

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.

Who owns your social media connections

Filed under: Employment Law

Who owns your social media connections when you connect as a business acquaintance? Do you own them or does your employer? The use of social media for...

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...

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?

Are agency employees protected from unfair dismissal?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Unfair Dismissal

Can agency workers bring an unfair dismissal claim in Australia?

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