The COVID-19 Vaccine – Employer/Employee Rights and Obligations Summary Employers currently cannot expressly require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. An employee must follow an employer’s ‘lawful and reasonable’ directions.

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Landmark ruling on casual employees and what it means for you. The Federal Court on Wednesday 20 May 2020 handed down their decision upholding a ruling that long-term casuals are

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COVID–19 AND FAIR WORK AMENDMENTS On 9 April 2020, The Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme in Australian

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Enterprise Agreements – by Anthony Miller Principal Lawyer Modern Awards set out the minimum terms and conditions of employment on top of the National Employment Standards. They provide a safety

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From hiring to firing – written by Nicole Doyle, Associate. Small businesses today face a growing minefield of challenges when it comes to employees.  From recruitment right through to the

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Workplace Injury? – written by Nicole Doyle, Associate. Managing an injured employee can be challenging.  Even if an employee’s sickness or e workplace injury is non-work related, there are still

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Termination Entitlements With the exception of an employee whose employment is genuinely terminated as a consequence of serious misconduct, an employee should receive the following entitlements in their final pay:

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Performance management is a complicated area of employment that can be challenging for an employer, distressing for an employee and can give rise to potential claims by an employee. A

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In 2006, Brodie Panlock, a 19 year old waitress in Victoria tragically took her own life. Later investigation revealed that while at work and afterhours, Brodie was continually bullied by

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