Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
24 Nov 2010

Genuine redundancy and the redeployment requirement

The redundancy provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the “Act”) confer a positive obligation on employers to consider...

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Employment
24 Nov 2010

ASX Recommendations to promote greater gender diversity

The principles apply to all ASX listed companies with effect from 1 January 2011 and are aimed at encouraging strategies on both gender and general diversity. ...

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Corporate & Commercial
24 Nov 2010

Dismissal for MySpace Blog and Pornographic Emails

Earlier this month Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) found that an employee was not unfairly dismissed after she placed a blog on her MySpace page complaining about her treatment at...

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Employment
24 Nov 2010

Social media sites and the workplace

Social media sites have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years, providing a constant means of communication with “friends” all over the world.  The ubiquity of...

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Employment
24 Nov 2010

Silly season fraught with danger for employers

In defending claims of sexual harassment, employers must be able to demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps to prevent harassment and discrimination.  “...

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Employment
24 Nov 2010

OHS harmonisation, reverse onus and the impact on directors and officers

OHS legislation predictably came in as one of the primary concerns of directors and officers of companies in a recent survey conducted by the Australia Institute of Company...

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Employment
26 Oct 2010

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure

On 1 November 2010 the disclosure obligations under the new Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 commence.  From 1 November 2010 any corporation...

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Property
12 Oct 2010

Corporations Act Amendments Impact Dividends

The Corporations Act has been recently amended as it applies to dividends.  The amendments have been widely commented upon and criticised.  The amendments...

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Corporate & Commercial
07 Sep 2010

ASX Listing Rule Amendments - Company Trading Policies

On 22 April 2010, the ASX Corporate Governance Council issued an exposure draft of the proposed amendments to its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. The...

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Corporate & Commercial
17 Aug 2010

1 July 2010 Increase to Unfair Dismissal Threshold...

The “high income threshold” for unfair dismissal claims has increased from $108,300.00 per annum to $113,800.00 per annum, with effect from 1 July 2010.

The FW...

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Employment
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