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Work IssuesWelcome to the work issues page where you will find helpful information on your rights as a full time, casual, temp or self employed worker from hiring through to termination. There are also resources available on this site which will guide you through the dos and don’ts when confronted with some of the more common employment law issues.

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Am I Allowed to Conduct Surveillance on My Employees?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law

Am I Allowed to Conduct Surveillance on My Employees?

Control of Use of Dangerous Articles

Filed under: Weapons, Industrial Relations, Criminal Law, Taxation and Revenue

This charge is made when a person is in a public place and has something on them that could be used as a weapon.

Help! I may have a work-related mental illness. What can I do?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

If your psychological health has suffered as a result of your work, you may be entitled to make a no win, no fee workers’ compensation claim. While claims...


What are some of the reforms included in the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS)?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration

The TSS visa has introduced an occupation list that is more refined in the targeting of occupation lists, and aims to be better aligned with any skills...

When does unfair dismissal occur?

Date: 01 Sep 2017, Filed under: Unfair Dismissal

There are a number of ways in which unfair dismissal can occur, and Fair Work Australia will consider that a person has been unfairly dismissed...

Can employees on maternity leave be discriminated against?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Discrimination

In Thomson v Orica Australia (2002) 116 IR 186; [2002] FCA 939, the Federal Court found that the respondent had engaged in direct discrimination...

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Fair Work Ombudsman continues to set the bar for gender equity in briefing practices

Date: 25 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has allocated more than half of its legal work to female barristers for the fourth year in a row, as an example as a...

7-Eleven franchisee in court after allegedly dismissing worker who refused cash-back

Date: 18 Oct 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that a 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster...

Former Brisbane Coffee Club franchisee penalised over unlawful cash-back payment

Date: 20 Jun 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that it has secured more than $180,000 in penalties against a former Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane for contraventions...


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