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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?

What should be in my contract of employment?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

What terms should be included in a contract of employment? This piece will also cover express and implied terms in an employment contract as well.

How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, 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...

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 Agreements, Employment Law

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...

‘Whoops!’ I’ve made a mistake! Can a notice of resignation be withdrawn?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Agreements, Employment Law

Many of us when deciding upon leaving a place of work, will do so without giving it a second thought. However, there may be some instances where notice...

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 Agreements, Employment Law

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...

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