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Resigning from your employment - can you withdraw your resignation? - Latest developments

In recent times there has been a string of decisions from the Fair Work Commission directed to whether and in what circumstances, an employee can assert ...

15 Aug 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Dismissing Senior Employees – The Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1

Whilst the termination of any level of employee contains a degree of legal risk, the position in respect of senior employees can be especially perilous.

15 Aug 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
Dismissing Senior Employees – The Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2

In the second and final part of this article we examine the legal claims senior executives can bring on termination of employment – and how employers can ...

15 Aug 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
THE "WEINSTEIN CLAUSE": WHAT IS IT? COULD IT BE COMING TO AUSTRALIA?

The disturbing revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other entertainment luminaries have put sexual harassment firmly on the agenda, emboldening victims ...

7 Aug 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Do you have to pay an employee where their own conduct has prevented them from performing their job?

An employer might be forgiven for thinking that where an employee's conduct has rendered them unable to perform their role, then there is no obligation to ...

1 Aug 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Incapacity dismissals where the employer is alleged to have caused the incapacity

One of the most challenging issues employers face is dealing with employees who are not well enough to perform their duties.

26 Jul 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
Everyone lies in their job applications... so can I fire them?

There is a common perception that most people lie in their résumés and job applications.

12 Jul 2018 / Simon Obee, Senior Associate read more
The AHRC and Criminal Record Discrimination: A Toothless Tiger

The recent AHRC report into discrimination in employment on the basis of criminal record, BE v Suncorp Group Ltd [2018] AusHRC 121, has garnered ...

9 Jul 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Salacious Facts, Important Principles

The attention an unfair dismissal case receives is sometimes proportionate to how salacious the underlying facts considered in the case are as opposed to ...

26 Jun 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Communicating Termination of Employment

Two of the hardest conversations to have with anyone are ending a relationship and terminating employment.

5 Jun 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
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