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COVID-19 Vaccine: Can my employer enforce a vaccine?

As COVID-19 vaccinations are rolled out throughout Australia, a critical point in question is whether or not an employer can force an employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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International Workers Memorial Day 2020

Approximately 1 million workers die each year because of injuries or diseases associated with the workplace. We commemorate those who have lost their lives in workplace accidents.

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Toyota Manager fired for breach of contract

Mr Sherry had worked for Toyota for just shy of 20 years and was terminated 1 day before he was entitled to receive $379,268 for redundancy pay. What happened?

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Working in hot conditions - what are your workers rights?

With the summer months now upon us, its important that you and your workplace are well equipped to face hot conditions. If you do suffer an injury as a result of heat exposure,...

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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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