Recently, the Fair Work Commission dismissed an Unfair Dismissal application (see McKean v Red Energy Pty Ltd  FWC 5688) lodged on the basis an employee was ‘forced’ to resign his employment because his Employer would not provide him [...]
Managing a Diverse Workforce - August 6 - Hosted by ASIEQ and BTLawyers. In order to fully benefit from a diverse workforce, employers need to do more than be mindful of their legal obligations. Employers must be able to identify, manage, accept and adapt to difference.
The District Court of Queensland recently handed down a conviction for industrial manslaughter. The resounding decision is the first conviction for industrial manslaughter in Queensland’s history, and is a stark reminder of the very serious nature of the duty of care owed by employers to their employees.
Post-employment restraint clauses are an important means by which an employer can protect its legitimate business interests. However, with all such clauses presumed void in the first instance, under what circumstances can an employer actually enforce a post-employment restraint?
The Fair Work Commission recently ruled on an employer’s entitlement to require an employee to take annual leave while on the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
With the escalation of COVID-19 virus, employers need to ensure their policies and procedures for working from home are up to date
By Conor Gillam and Kerrie Jackson - The decision by Toyota to terminate an employee who dishonestly took personal leave to take his son to see The Wiggles has been unequivocally supported by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Toyota [...]
By Stephanie Philippou - On 11 October 2019, the Court gave Judgment in favour of ousted CEO, Mr Stephen Lake, when the board declined to renew his contract. Lake was awarded $2,225,205.04 for his wrongful termination, plus interest. The Case [...]
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 22 October, 2019.