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Employment & Workplace Relations| 17 Feb 2021
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission overturned the decision of Commissioner Wilson to reinstate a labour hire employee to his former worksite on the grounds that the receiving company, Carlton United Breweries, had a contractual right to order ...
Employment & Workplace Relations| 15 Feb 2021
The issue of employees having a second job has traditionally been, legally speaking, relatively uncontentious. But the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this issue into sharper focus. We examine the issue of secondary employment.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 10 Feb 2021
In response to recommendation 35 of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report 2020 and the #metoo movement, Safe Work Australia has released in-depth work health and safety (WHS) guidance to help persons undertaking a business ...
Employment & Workplace Relations| 22 Jan 2021
Whether a private employer can direct its employees to be vaccinated is a multi-faceted issue. The central question is whether an employer’s direction to be vaccinated is lawful and reasonable.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 18 Dec 2020
The Australian branch of international cosmetics company Lush has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman, and undertaken to back pay employees over $4.4 million.