Domestic violence victim treated fairly despite sacking

Written by Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll A supermarket retailer has successfully defended an unfair dismissal application despite the employee’s...

Written by Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll A supermarket retailer has successfully defended an unfair dismissal application despite the employee’s explanation that her deteriorating behaviour and performance was due to difficulties she was encountering in her personal life. In commending the employer for taking “extraordinary lengths” to support the employee, the...

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A timely reminder about “block out” periods

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal If your business relies on a block out period to manage leave...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal If your business relies on a block out period to manage leave requests during the busy season (or you’re thinking about implementing one), there are some important things you need to know. The Fair Work Act 2009 requires that in most cases, annual...

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Over and above – attracting and retaining quality employees

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Last week, Westpac’s workforce voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ground-breaking new...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Last week, Westpac’s workforce voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ground-breaking new enterprise agreement. The agreement, which was supported by the Finance Sector Union, contains a novel entitlement for transgender employees undergoing gender transition to access up to four weeks’ of paid...

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Family and domestic violence leave introduced into modern awards

From 1 August 2018, modern awards were varied to include the family and domestic violence leave. This means that...

From 1 August 2018, modern awards were varied to include the family and domestic violence leave. This means that employees covered by a modern award are entitled to take five days’ unpaid leave if they are affected by family or domestic violence. The changes do not extend to employees covered...

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Making a Break: How likely are you to financially plan for a career break?

Career breaks hit women hardest, reducing average superannuation savings by nearly $160k Media Release: REST Industry Super Women are 30 per...

Career breaks hit women hardest, reducing average superannuation savings by nearly $160k Media Release: REST Industry Super Women are 30 per cent less likely than men to make any superannuation plans for their career break, despite taking 13 per cent more career breaks by choice After a career break, women returning to...

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Disasters & staffing: what are your options?

By Ben Desir and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Our Queensland and New South Wales members are taking stock after being...

By Ben Desir and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Our Queensland and New South Wales members are taking stock after being lashed by Cyclone Debbie last week, with many still experiencing the aftermath with flooding and lack of power. When a natural disaster strikes, safety is the ultimate priority and other factors...

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NRA HAVE YOUR SAY: Blood & bone marrow donor leave

NRA HAVE YOUR SAYThe Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) have made a claim with the Fair Work...

NRA HAVE YOUR SAYThe Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) have made a claim with the Fair Work Commission (FWC), as part of the four yearly review of modern awards, for the inclusion of blood and bone marrow donor leave to be included in the following modern awards:General...

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6 Month Restraint of Trade “Reasonable”

In a recent case brought before the NSW Supreme Court DP World’s (DPW) six-month restraint of trade period on...

In a recent case brought before the NSW Supreme Court DP World’s (DPW) six-month restraint of trade period on their Operations Manager was deemed to be reasonable when the former employee gave three-months’ notice before beginning employment with a competitor.On April 27, DPW’s Operations Manager accepted a position with...

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