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  1. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Lacson v Australian Postal Corporation [2019] FCA 51

    On 1 February 2019, Mortimer J of the Federal Court of Australia was required to consider a relatively novel question: can two jobs with the same employer count as one for the purpose of a claim for entitlements under ...

  2. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Large multinational implicated in adverse action breaches in Australia

    In an unfortunate lesson for local and international companies alike, the decisions of Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd [2018] ("Keenan No. 1") and Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2019] ("Keenan ...

  3. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Enhanced protection for corporate whistleblowers

    Following an inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ...

  4. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Employee entitlements – how do you calculate an employee's personal leave entitlement?

    In August the High Court of Australia delivered a landmark decision on employee leave entitlements in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union Known as ...

  5. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Wage Theft

    Australia's 'fair work' system (and in particular Modern Awards) has been subject to increased scrutiny in 2019 as ongoing investigations conducted by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed that in some instances, ...

  6. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    A guide to JobKeeper 2.0 – Australia update

    The JobKeeper payment scheme implemented by the government in response to the financial impact of the pandemic on businesses across the country has been extended with some amendments (JK 2.0 Scheme). While the scheme ...

  7. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    What makes a day, a day?

    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision in relation to how entitlements to paid personal (sick)/carer's leave should be calculated under section 96(1) of the Fair Work Act ...

  8. Legal news
    25 September 2018
    "But their contract says 'casual'!?!" – full federal court decision a reminder that 'casual' employees may actually be permanent staff

    The entitlement to annual, sick and other paid leave depends on whether an employee is employed on a permanent (full-time or part-time) or casual basis. Although the Court's discussion in this case of who will be ...

  9. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    Australia: extended deadlines for submitting modern slavery statements during COVID-19

    In light of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the potential impact on a reporting entity's ability to assess, mitigate and adequately report on the risks of modern slavery, the Australian Federal ...