Articles matching Industrial Relations


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...

Host employer determined to exercise complete control over worker

Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

A recent decision in the Western Australia Court of Appeal will be an important case in matters involving negligent acts of labour hire employees.

Details, details: Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s essential in the making of Enterprise Agreements (at least for now!)

Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Agreements, Employment Law

Four recent decisions by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) highlight the potential significance of one of the recent recommendations by the Australian Productivity...

Welcome decision for employers as worker’s late claim for damages is rejected

Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

In the recent decision of Dent v Langs Building Supplies Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 368, the Supreme Court of Queensland dismissed a worker’s application for an...

Employment contracts: Content, terms and conditions

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Industrial Relations

Many readers will probably be aware of the basic requirements that make up an employment contract such as: offer; acceptance; consideration; and capacity...

Does Australian law protect employees from harsh, unjust or unreasonable dismissal?

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

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) has provisions in place protecting Australian employees from dismissal that is “harsh, unjust or unreasonable”:...

Sham contracting – The facts you need to know

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

With more and more Australian businesses relying on a flexible workforce, protecting genuine employees from sham contracting arrangements has never been...

Employer cops additional exposure to a $1.3 million damages bill because of worker's post injury exacerbation

Filed under: Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Industrial Relations

Discussion of the decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Zealley v Liquorland (Aust) Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] VSC 62, which considers the apportionment...

What can employers do for their employees if it is hot?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

What happens if it's too hot to work outside in Australia? What should employers do for employees?

Government seeks to cap redundancy entitlements in insolvencies

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

On 4 September 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014 to the House of Representatives (Bill). The Bill is...

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