Workplace Issues

Have you been unfairly dismissed?

Unfairly dismissed. This is a term that can get thrown around quite easily, but what does it actually to mean to be ‘unfairly’ dismissed? Adams & Partners Lawyers have extensive experience representing workers who have been unfairly dismissed and can advise you whether you may have been unfairly dismissed from your job and what you …

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Is Your Business Compliant with Australian Workplace Laws?

Developing and maintaining a great workplace culture is underpinned by legal compliance. If workplace laws are not followed, employees will justifiably feel deceived, and be unmotivated to do the job. As an employer, it is essential your business remains up-to-date and compliant with constantly evolving employment laws and practices. The Fair Work Ombudsman has the …

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The Importance of a Good Bullying and Harassment Policy

Companies in Australia owe a duty to provide a safe working environment free from bullying and harassment. This applies to not only employees, but anyone who has a relationship with your company. Workplace bullying is defined by Safe Work Australia as ‘the repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers …

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Employment Law – Update – Increased Penalties for Employer Breach of the Fair Work Act

Introduction 1.   There has been much publicity recently concerning the 7 Eleven franchise system and its franchisee’s alleged underpayment of wages to employees. The coverage has been devastating for not only the Franchisor (for example the condemnation in the market place, resignation of key executives and the unquantified loss in brand value) but also …

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Compensation Update with John Isaksen – Lump Sum payment for permanent impairment

In our previous article we referred to a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal which bars an injured worker who received a lump sum payment for permanent impairment prior to June 2012 from making a further claim for a lump sum payment if the worker’s condition has deteriorated, such as by way of …

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