wrongful termination and unfair practices - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

Wrongful Termination and Unfair Practices

Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is dismissed from their job in a manner that is “harsh, unjust or unreasonable”.  The Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) is the primary legislation governing employment relationships in Australia. The…
Changes to the unfair contract terms regime - Employment Lawyers

Changes to the ‘Unfair Contract Terms’ regime

A new regime now applies under Australian Consumer Law to contracts entered into or renewed following 9 November 2023, as well as any terms to existing contracts varied after this date. Unfair contract terms can attract significant penalties…
Recent decision rostering requirements for employees on public holidays

Recent Decision: Rostering requirements for Employees on Public Holidays

In the matter of Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union v OS MCAP Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 51 the Full Court of the Federal Court recently considered public holiday provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 and has ruled that employers…
New pay secrecy laws in Australia - Arrow White

New Pay Secrecy Laws in Australia

New Pay Secrecy Laws in Australia Recent law reform to the Fair Work Act 2009 has prohibited pay secrecy in Australia, granting employees new rights to openly share information regarding their pay in the workplace without repercussion. Pay…
New changes coming to the use of fixed term contracts under the fair work act

New changes coming to the use of fixed term contracts under the Fair Work Act

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From 6 December 2023, new laws will be introduced under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘FW Act’) limiting the use of fixed-term contracts with an ‘identifiable end date’ of more than two years. Contracts which have an option to renew…
Employee or Contractor - Employment Law Australia

Employee or Contractor? What’s the difference?

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Employees and contractors serve very different functions, and while this may seem obvious, nuances in the way you engage the people that perform services for you may have unforeseen ramifications. For example, if you have engaged a…
Covid 19 Employer Rights - Employment Law

COVID-19 Employment & Workplace Rights

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What are my rights as an employer? As we encroach a 90% vaccination rate, it might seem superfluous to consider the risks in your workplace, however, with a 1 in 10 chance of an employee not being vaccinated, this poses great risk to your workplace,…