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Not guilty verdict in labour hire WHS prosecution

HWL Ebsworth’s Sydney Workplace Relations and Safety Team has successfully defended labour hire company, Assign Blue Pty Ltd, in a…

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Tax insight: The 7 September Super Scramble

Key points There are less than two months to go before the superannuation guarantee amnesty ends. Although efforts have been…

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New employment related thresholds commence 1 July 2020

A number of employment related financial thresholds are indexed annually each 1 July. Below is a summary of some important…

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Criminal background checks – what amounts to discrimination when considering an employee’s criminal record?

It is sometimes necessary for employers to treat employees or prospective employees differently when making decisions about recruitment, promotion, work…

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Stand down provisions and the COVID-19 outbreak: What rights do employers affected by COVID-19 have to stand down employees?

The outbreak of COVID-19 presents a unique and unprecedented challenge to Australian employers. While some employers are facing significant financial…

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Industrial manslaughter – Are you prepared?

Industrial manslaughter laws have been in place in the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland for a number of years now….

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