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Employment| 21 May 2020
In a record penalty, the Federal Court has fined three Hero Sushi outlets and their directors a total of $891,000 for underpaying workers and falsifying records. Karl Rozenbergs and David Burnton discuss the implications of this decision for employers.
Thinking| 11 Dec 2019
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its regulatory guide to Australia’s new whistleblower laws. ASIC’s guide is intended to assist employers establish whistleblower policies that comply with their obligations under the new whistleblower regime. The guide ...
Thinking| 25 Jun 2019
From 1 July 2019, Australia will have a new whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors.
Thinking| 27 Nov 2018
In a controversial decision, a single Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission has found that a delivery rider engaged as an independent contractor by food delivery company Foodora was, in fact, an employee.
Thinking| 29 Oct 2017
In 2015 the Federal Court confirmed in the case of Anglican Care v NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (which was a case relating to an underpayment claim) that employees receiving workers’ compensation may be entitled to continue to accrue annual leave.