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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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Discrimination and the employers obligations

Discrimination and the obligations of the employer

All of the main Federal anti-discrimination Acts specifically prohibit discrimination by a person or a company in their role as an employer. Employers must not discriminate...

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Ombudsman finds systematic rejection of valid workers compensation claims in Victoria

Ombudsman finds systematic rejection of valid workers compensation claims in Victoria

A recent Four Corners report on the ABC exposed the appalling situation in Victoria relating to police officers and other emergency services personnel who suffer psychiatric...

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denied employment because of tattoos?

Denied employment for having a tattoo?

At Andersons, we work with many clients who have suffered workplace discrimination for a variety of personal characteristics. Some of these characteristics include race,...

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Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

Should we have the right to be bigots?

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act became a serious and divisive issue of public contention after columnist Andrew Bolt was found to have breached this section in...

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