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Minimum Wage Review 2022

From 1 July 2022 the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 5.2%.

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Employee or Sub-Contractor? The High Court Speaks

Whether you are an employee or sub-contractor, the distinction is important and can have significant legal consequences. Andersons' Employment and Industrial Law Special Counsel...

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What the end of COVID-19 mandates mean for employers

Last week's announcement that vaccine mandates were to end in the schools and transport sectors has raised many questions for employers. Margaret Kaukas, Employment Law Special...

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Can I Claim Paid Leave if I’m Forced to Isolate as a ‘Close Contact’?

Can I Claim Paid Leave if I’m Forced to Isolate as a ‘Close Contact’?

With COVID-19 racing through the community, more and more people are being required to isolate as ‘close contact’ of a COVID-19 positive person. If you can't work remotely, can...

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COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace

An Update On Unfair Dismissal Cases Relating To Refusal of COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down the first unfair dismissal decision involving the COVID-19 vaccination. Andersons Employment Law expert Margaret Kaukas provides an...

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

Andersons Employment Law specialist Margaret Kaukas considers this question in this article and provides expert opinion on whether an employer can mandate or enforce a vaccine.

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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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