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.
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 employee [...]
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 [...]
A recent Fair Work Ombudsman investigation into Uber drivers has determined the relationship between Uber and its drivers is not one of employer and employee, but rather an independent contractor situation.
Ever worked in a workplace where you were required to provide a biometric scan of your fingerprint to prove you were actually at work? Ever been told by an employer you would be fired if you didn’t scan your finger?
In the recent decision of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Knauer & Ors¹, the Queensland Court of Appeal found an employer vicariously liable for its employee sexually assaulting another worker. Background Ms Knauer was employed as a guest services [...]