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Webinar: Key Labour and Employment Issues Affecting Employers in Australia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar focussing on key labour and employment issues affecting Australian employers and overseas employers with Australian operations. On 27 September 2017 at 9.00 a.m. BST (UK) (10.00 a.m. CEST, 4.00 p.m. AWST, 6.00 p.m. AEST), Anna Elliott and Bruno Di Girolami will discuss: Business Immigration – An update on recent … Continue Reading

In the post – FWC delivers mixed messages on dismissal for social media indiscretions

Following recent differing decisions of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) it seems that Australian employers must still tread a fine and uncertain line in determining whether employee misconduct on social media is a valid reason for dismissal. In the recent case of Stephen Campbell v Qube Ports Pty Ltd t/a Qube Ports & Bulk in … Continue Reading

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… the year’s best misconduct cases

As the Festive Season reaches its peak Down Under, we have taken a look back at the more ‘interesting’ cases of 2016 to help Santa prepare his Naughty or Nice List for Australian employers: First to be considered for Santa’s list is a labourer who, in the midst of a heated discussion, somewhat unchantably called … Continue Reading

Just a fling – Australian employer finds breaking up with a Casual is hard to do

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of casual employees in the Australian workforce is on the rise, with the highest proportion employed in the retail and building industries. However, how many of these are true casuals and what are the consequences of an employer not getting the relationship right? The recent decision … Continue Reading

Did You Know?

Last month the Australian Fair Work Commission made its first formal bullying finding since the introduction of new anti-bullying laws at the start of 2014. The Commission found that two employees of a small real estate business subjected to repeated unreasonable behaviour by a property manager had been bullied at work within the meaning of … Continue Reading

Does being told to “F*** off” by your boss constitute constructive dismissal?

Yes, according to a recent decision in Australia’s Fair Work Commission concerning an employee who claimed that her resignation after an altercation with her boss was unfair constructive dismissal. The boss, Mr Gamble, contested this and claimed that Ms Reid resigned voluntarily after a heated exchange thus : Ms Reid:          “I have six things to … Continue Reading
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