Our November Workplace Relations Insights newsletter contains articles on recent developments in the area of workplace relations.
- Test case on set-off of casual employee entitlement to annual leave: A recent Full Federal Court decision has held that an employee employed as a casual and ostensibly paid casual loading, was nonetheless entitled to payment of accrued annual leave upon termination of his employment. Special Counsel Tim Greenall delves into the further developments that have occurred in relation to this case.
- The preventative steps all employers should take in order to minimise the risks associated with work Christmas parties: December is swiftly approaching and with that comes all of the Christmas related work functions and revelry. Whilst there is no course of action that employers can take to entirely prevent inappropriate conduct at work functions, Senior Associate Emily Dempster outlines some preventative steps that employers should take in order to minimise the associated risks.
- Making deductions from employee wages – Five frequently asked questions: Failing to correctly make deductions from an employee’s wage can have costly consequences for individuals and corporations explains Senior Associate Emily Dempster.
- When does a demotion constitute a dismissal?: Senior Associate Emily Dempster and Lawyer Nicole Davis explore when a demotion can constitute a termination of employment even though technically, the employment relationship continues (and what you can do about it).
- First Aid and the Workplace: Important things for employers to know: Unsure of your first aid obligations in the workplace? Partner Michelle Dawson outlines the seven things you need to know.