The delicate balancing act that is industrial relations reform

Your guide to the most significant industrial relations reforms being considered in over a decade.

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Federal Court divided on which ‘complaints’ give rise to unlawful adverse action

When is OK to make a workplace ‘complaint’ or ‘inquiry’? As the Federal Court found in Cummins South Pacific P/L v Keenan, the answer is…

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Firefighting or reform? The industrial response to COVID-19

An essential update on JobKeeper 2.0, the latest changes to modern awards, and the future of Industrial Relations reform in 2021.  

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(Over)working from home and beyond

Cautionary tales for employers with staff working long hours.

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When is a complaint or inquiry a protected ‘workplace right’?

Federal Court insights on what types of complaints or inquiries are protected workplace rights under the general protections provisions.

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High Court clear as day on “notional” day in the life

High Court provides welcome clarity on the meaning of ‘a day’ for personal leave purposes.

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Working from home: Basic health and safety obligations

Still working from home? Employees and employers alike should be aware of their WH&S rights and responsibilities.

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Employment relationships: When two’s company and three’s a crowd

The Full Federal Court highlights limitations of the employee/ independent contractor dichotomy.

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Taking the mickey at work: Could it be your downfall?

Full Federal Court finds Nazi meme not grounds for employee’s dismissal.

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Unconscious bias: a persistent challenge for female lawyers

Unconscious bias and insights about how your firm can be a positive model for change.

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