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Thinking| 21 Nov 2019
A recent amendment to anti-discrimination laws gives employers greater certainty about when they can and cannot reject job applications from people with criminal records.
Thinking| 24 Jul 2018
On 28 June 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament. The introduction of the Bill follows a parliamentary inquiry which took place last year.
Thinking| 26 Jul 2017
The Federal Circuit Court has found that an employer took unlawful adverse action against a pregnant employee when it dismissed her for taking time off work due to morning sickness and to attend medical appointments.
Thinking| 27 Mar 2017
On 22 March 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to criminalise the giving, receiving or soliciting of 'corrupting benefits' between employers and trade unions.
Thinking| 07 Nov 2016
The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a former employee’s unfair dismissal application1, finding that the employer’s workplace culture was not to blame for the employee’s sexual harassment.