Articles matching Work Issues

Do I Have to Take On the Existing Employees When I Buy a Business?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Employment Law, Company Law

If you are buying a business with employees, you will need to work out whether you want to take them on. Whether you need to take on existing employees...

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...

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...


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