Undisclosed Medical Conditions and Unfair Dismissal
What happens when you have to terminate the employment of an employee because they did not disclose a medical condition that substantially affects their ability to perform their job? AreRead More
Preparing for Shutdown Periods: Essential Updates in Employment Law
As we approach the end of the year, it’s crucial for businesses to be aware of the recent employment law updates, particularly those affecting shutdown periods. On 22 December 2022,Read More
Advancing Fair Work: Australia’s Third Tranche of Industrial Relations Law Reforms
The last year has seen many changes to workplace and industrial relations law. Already, two sets of industrial reforms have been introduced. The first has focused on improving job security,Read More
What happens if I ask my employee to work more than 38 hours per week?
Understanding the laws and rules about employer and employee rights can be a bit tricky. Without even knowing it, these rules can be easily broken. Can an employer ask theirRead More
Disability Discrimination: Working While Vision Impaired
Vision impairment is not uncommon in Australia. It’s estimated that around 453,000 people in Australia are blind or have low vision, and this number may increase to 564,000 by 2030.Read More
Can a sole trader have employees?
Being a sole trader does not necessarily mean you have to operate your business alone. In short, yes – as a sole trader you are permitted to hire employees. AsRead More
In What Circumstances Can Long Service Leave be Refused by Employers?
While employee long service leave can interrupt business operations, it is a legal right of most employees, owed by employers. Employers may encounter difficulty in determining when they are ableRead More
Can an Independent Contractor be Entitled to Long Service Leave?
Independent contractors generally provide services under a contract where they negotiate their own fees and working arrangements. They use their own tools and processes, and may work for several clientsRead More