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The SA Country Fire Service: Protecting life, property and the environment

The Australian community dreads bushfire season. Last summer we again witnessed the devastating effects of bushfires with tragic loss of life (human, livestock and wildlife), and...

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7-Eleven pays the price after allowing or enabling stores to exploit vulnerable workers for years

Last week the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced that, between September 2015 and February 2020, 7-Eleven, which is a franchise company with over 700 stores in NSW,...

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I'm being made redundant. What are my entitlements?

Recently, employees of Riot! Art and Craft were notified by text message that their employment was terminated due to the company going into liquidation.

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Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

Clients often tell us of their frustration and struggles gaining employment after prospective employers have found out about a previous workplace injury and workers compensation...

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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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