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Can injured workers force their employers to give them work?

It is only natural that when workers injure themselves at work and cannot perform all their usual duties, they can become anxious and fearful about their career. Will the boss be...

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What can I do if I am bullied at work? Workers prosecuted and fined for bullying an apprentice

Recently, Safe Work SA successfully prosecuted two employees of an electrical business who had bullied a young apprentice. The SA Employment Court found these two workers guilty,...

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Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court in the case of The State of South Australia (Department for Education) v Van Hattem (No 2) has provided a timely...

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Full Federal Court confirms casual employees are entitled to paid leave

In a decision published on Wednesday 20 May 2020, the Full Federal Court found that Robert Rossato – a “casual” worker engaged by a labour hire company, WorkPac Pty Ltd to work at...

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COVID-19

My boss is getting JobKeeper - what does that mean for me?

JobKeeper intended to make it easier for employers whose income has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain employment relationships with their staff, in the...

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Early release superannuation: What you should know

Due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the near shut down of our economy, many people will lose their jobs or have to cope with reduced hours of work and/ or...

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Further changes to Modern Awards in light of COVID-19 pandemic

In an earlier blog we outlined changes which had been made to three Modern Awards , which were intended to provide flexibility to deal with the circumstances caused by the current...

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Changes to modern awards to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Recently the unions and the Fair Work Commission have been working furiously to introduce and implement significant temporary changes to various Modern Awards in an attempt to...

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Working from home - Issues for employees and employers in the time of COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances which we are facing due to the spread of Corona virus has required many people to adapt to working from home. However, working from home can raise...

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