The latest developments in law reform and advocacy: November 2018

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

High flyers: drugs and alcohol at work

Denise Cullen investigates the rise of drug and alcohol use in workplaces and the implications for disciplinary action.

Unfit for work? The Fair Work Commission will decide

The recent decision in CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou [2018] FWCFB 1005 has resolved conflicting authority in unfair dismissal proceedings. By JACK DE…

‘Outer limit’ contracts within unfair dismissal bounds

An ‘outer limit’ contract (also known as a maximum term contract) is a contract that has a stated end date. A recent ruling deserves close…

Costs in Fair Work proceedings and the value of settlement offers

Costs are only available in proceedings under the Fair Work Act 2009 in limited circumstances. By PAUL MOORHOUSE.