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unfair dismissal claims

How does a high income affect unfair dismissal claims?

From 1 July 2017 the high income threshold has increased $142,000 per annum. The high income threshold affects how modern awards apply to employees. But importantly, it is...

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How will changes to the South Australian Employment Tribunal affect you?

How will changes to the South Australian Employment Tribunal affect you?

Until now, the South Australian Employment Tribunal (“SAET”) has dealt exclusively with workers compensation matters. That’s now changed.

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Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

In a significant decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has ruled that every modern award should provide the right to casual employees to request that their...

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May Day March 2017 - Adelaide

May Day - a staunch reminder of hard fought workers’ rights

May Day is an event celebrated on 1 May annually. It commemorates the granting of the eight hour working day and is a time to remember the important contributions of all workers...

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Commemorating workers who have lost their lives from workplace injury

International Workers Memorial Day 2017

Many lives have been damaged irreparably because of workplace accidents. All of us want to go to work with the intention of returning home safely to our loved ones. But workplace...

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What rights do you have as an employee on probation?

What rights do you have as an employee on probation?

Many contracts of employment make provision for a probationary period of employment. This is usually between three and six months and is designed to provide the employer with the...

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Unscrupulous employer fined by Fair Work ombudsman

Dodgy employer exploits vulnerable workers and cops $532,900.00 fine for his troubles

In a recent case the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman prosecuted an Albury based restaurant and its sole director for its treatment of Australian and overseas workers with its...

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Run out of sick leave but you're still sick?

Run out of sick leave but you’re still sick?

A large part of our work at Andersons involves assisting clients who have been injured while at work. To protect their income and medical expenses, they are able to claim workers...

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Discrimination on social media

Social media and discrimination

The rapid expansion of the use of social media has changed society in many ways, and it also impacts the workplace. When thinking of ‘workplace bullying’ (including social media...

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