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LEGAL ALERT: FWC Makes First Anti-Sexual Harassment Ruling

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Jan 2022

LEGAL ALERT: FWC Makes First Anti-Sexual Harassment Ruling

The Fair Work Commission has published its first decision relative to a claim using the new anti-sexual harassment jurisdiction, in a judgment delivered on 24 December 2021. The Applicant, THDL, sought an order against two employees of a neighbouring company which conducted its business in shared accommodation, in the same...

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LEGAL ALERT: New Vaccine Mandates for South Australia

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Nov 2021

LEGAL ALERT: New Vaccine Mandates for South Australia

COVID-19 vaccines will now be mandatory for those working in chiropractic therapy, osteopathy, disability support and in-home care, after two new directions were issued by the Commissioner of Police yesterday. Chiropractors and Osteotherapists will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or be booked in for their second dose) by 6 December...

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LEGAL ALERT: Employer Penalised for Age Discrimination

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Oct 2021

LEGAL ALERT: Employer Penalised for Age Discrimination

The Federal Court has ordered two companies pay a combined $29,000 in penalties after it was found they refused to hire a prospective employee because of his age. Corestaff Pty Ltd, a labour hire and recruitment agency, were engaged by Gumala Enterprises Pty Ltd, a civil construction company, to provide...

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LEGAL ALERT: Respect@Work Bill Passes Senate

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Sep 2021

LEGAL ALERT: Respect@Work Bill Passes Senate

The Senate passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 last night, which supports amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 and Sex Discrimination Act to combat workplace sexual harassment. More information as to the proposed legislation can be found in our previous legal alert...

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LEGAL ALERT: High Court Overturns Rossato Ruling

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Aug 2021

LEGAL ALERT: High Court Overturns Rossato Ruling

The High Court has today overturned the Federal Court ruling that an employee was entitled to paid leave while engaged as a casual on a series of consecutive contracts (see previous alert). In the 47-page judgment, the High Court defined a casual employee as one who has “no firm advance...

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