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"Drink-working" – drugs and alcohol in the workplace

From time to time employers are faced with challenging situations involving drug and alcohol-related employee misconduct. There is a common…

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Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of workplace aggressor on employee safety grounds

In Mr Sirajul Bashir v Alex Perry Pty Ltd t/a Alex Perry [2019] FWC 2041, the Fair Work Commission has…

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Workplace insight: What's in a "day"? Accruing and paying personal leave entitlements

So, your employee has called in sick for the day, you are aware they are entitled to be paid their…

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Unpaid family and domestic violence leave – The new National Employment Standard

As from 12 December 2018, a new entitlement of five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave has become available…

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Workplace Insight: Government regulates casual double dipping

Summary Last year the much publicised decision of the Full Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC…

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All I want for Christmas … is protection from legal liability

With the festive season upon us, it is a good time for employers to communicate those important messages to their…

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