Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
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
17 Aug 2010

Workplace Surveillance

While the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW) has been in effect since 7 October 2005, claims against employers for non-compliance have been fewer than...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Fair Work Ombudsman Commences Discrimination Action

In response to a complaint made by an individual employee, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”) has launched its first pregnancy discrimination action against a Sydney employer in...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Individual Flexibility Arrangements Full Bench Overturns Decision

In our March 2010 briefing, we discussed a recent decision of Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) which appeared to significantly limit the way in which “Individual Flexibility...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Casual Employees have Unfair Dismissal Rights

Employers engaging casual employees should not assume that they will be immune from an unfair dismissal claim.  In a recent ruling, Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) has...

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Employment
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