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Redundancy - Defending Claims for Unfair Dismissal

Circumstances will sometimes arise in a business where an employer needs to shed staff. It is in circumstances such as these, that an employer needs to ...

16 May 2017 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Can you stand down your employees?

A common question for employers is whether and in what circumstances can they stand down an employee.

15 May 2017 / Richard Ottley, Partner and Simon Obee, Associate read more
Common sense prevails in an unfair dismissal case

The Fair Work Commission has provided a victory for common sense in the maze of employment law rules and regulations.

15 May 2017 / Warwick Ryan, Partner read more
Can an employer require an employee to undertake a medical examination? – update

Employers are regularly confronted with situations in which they need to obtain further medical information about injured or unwell employees who for ...

12 May 2017 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
"What becomes of the broken hearted?" …and can or should employers care anyway?

The unfortunate answer to the Motown ballad question - 'What becomes of the broken hearted?' - is they sometimes become stalkers.

6 Apr 2017 / Warwick Ryan, Partner read more
Reasonable notice on termination of employment – has it a future?

Termination of a contract of employment upon reasonable notice has long been regarded as part of the employment law landscape. It bridges the gap where ...

27 Mar 2017 / Richard Ottley, Partner and Simon Obee, Associate read more
How to lose a business - without lifting a finger

The shareholders own the business, right? After all, they own the company, which pays the rent and the staff and the bills that keep the lights on and the ...

22 Feb 2017 / Warwick Ryan, Partner read more
The Fair Work Commission - Has it lost its way?

There is no mystery as to what lies at the heart of healthy staff/management relationships in a business – the key is trust! So, what happens to ...

13 Feb 2017 / Warick Ryan, Partner read more
Calculating redundancy payments – does prior service as a casual count?

Australian law has for a long time recognised the concept of "casual" employment. It is generally understood that casual employees are engaged on an "as ...

17 Jan 2017 / Richard Ottley, Partner and Simon Obee, Associate read more
Trust me - I'm your employer

Coming into this season, we tend to reflect on the year that was and what matters most in our lives. For many of us, this will be nurturing healthy ...

13 Dec 2016 / Warwick Ryan, Partner read more
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Association Memberships
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
  • 2015 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards
  • 2015 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards - Employee program of the year