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Category Archives: Employment


Ready, set, start up!

Last year, 10 Australian start-ups made the Global Fintech100. Behind great success there is always great planning. It is vital to choose the right structure. I […]

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Having a Social Media Policy for the workplace is an essential safeguard for all employers in the social media age. It is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. […]

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Garden leave: it’s not a walk in the park

Garden leave may sound relaxing, but the circumstances which call for it are most certainly not. It occurs: when an employee is directed by an employer to […]

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Mental health in the workplace – are you discriminating?

Australia recently marked World Mental Health Day, a campaign which raises community awareness about mental health issues. In support of this cause, we briefly […]

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Top 10 tips to avoid an unfair dismissal claim

Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. In the case of small businesses unfair dismissals ma […]

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Christmas party ghosts

With the festive season fast approaching many employers will be organising the office Christmas party. For many employees who have worked hard over the last 12 […]

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The wage abuse scandal deepens for 7-Eleven

A combined Fairfax / Four Corners investigation has alleged that 7‑Eleven stores across Australia have engaged in fraudulent workplace practices including: […]

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The price is (not) right

Although the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to raise the national minimum wage has caused controversy, in our experience many employers are oblivio […]

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Mayday mayday, HR policy overboard

In the decision of Romero v Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd (22 December 2014), the Full Court of the Federal Court held that an employer breached a c […]

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Twitter is a high stakes game

Twitter is used as a marketing tool by many businesses. Although twitter can be used with great success to reach consumers, it is not immune from misuse and con […]

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