Employment Law Blogs

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws from 1 July 2024

South Australia has new industrial manslaughter laws commencing 1 July 2024. Under the new regime, individual employers face up to 20 years in prison and corporate employers face

Sexual Harassment at Work

In every industry and at every level, sexual harassment is unlawful and harmful to workers. It is often an abuse of power and is enabled by systemic risk factors

Can a Casual Employee Claim Unfair Dismissal?

A casual employee may claim for unfair dismissal provided they worked on a ‘regular and systemic’ basis with a reasonable expectation of their employment continuing.

Given Australia’s shortage of skilled trades and numerous other occupations, employing foreign workers may be attractive to employers. However, before embarking on such an

Can an Employer Withhold Pay After Termination?

An employee’s final pay comprises several components to be calculated at the time of termination, including wages, overtime, penalty rates, leave entitlements, bonuses, and

What is a General Protections Claim?

An employee or independent contractor may be eligible to make a general protections claim if ‘adverse action’ has been taken against them because they were exercising a

Paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave

On 4 Aug 2022, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave) Bill to Parliament, proposing leave entitlements

Australian Employee Dismissed for COVID-19 Vaccine Protest - Bambrick Legal Employment Lawyers

The Fair Work Tribunal has supported an employer’s decision to immediately terminate an employee after he attended an anti-vaccine rally in Melbourne last year. Although the Fair Work

Can Contractors Claim Unfair Dismissal?

Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. Unlike an employee, a contractor is a person who

Social media is becoming one of the most successful platforms for marketing in businesses today. Despite this, it comes with the exposure of legal issues and blurred lines

Flexible Working Arrangements (Home vs Office)

To make a request for flexible working arrangements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), an employee must have a child of school age or younger (this includes high school 

Employment Rights for International Students & Temporary Visa Holders

Australian workplace laws provide basic protection and entitlements for all workers in Australia, including workers from overseas such as international students and temporary