For information on some of the other mistakes that we often see in employment contracts, check out our blog post ‘Three of the biggest mistakes made in employment contracts’. You can see this blog … [Read more...] about More of employment contracts mistakes – restraint of trade and protection of confidential information
As a lawyer working in employment law, I regularly draft employment contracts and read employment contracts drafted by others. Some employment contracts are very well written and are effective in … [Read more...] about Three of the biggest mistakes made in employment contracts
It is common knowledge that in accordance the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) an employee terminated before completing 6 months employment (or 12 months when the employer is a small business employer) is not … [Read more...] about Termination of employment before 6 months – what are the risks and how can I manage these?
As employment law solicitors, we are often asked by employers what can be done to reduce the chances that discipline of an employee becomes necessary? Discipline of employees is a reality of … [Read more...] about Managing employees to reduce disciplinary problems
A general protections claim can be made by employees, prospective employees and employers, contractors and sub-contractors, prospective contractors and sub-contractors, parties who engage contractors … [Read more...] about What is a ‘general protections’ claim?
Charles Morgan, principal of Morgan Couzens Legal, is an accredited specialist in workplace relations with the Law Institute of Victoria. He has been an accredited specialist in workplace relations … [Read more...] about What is an accredited specialist?
If you are looking for information on how to work out what your entitlements on termination are, please see our blog posting titled: What am I entitled to be paid on termination? … [Read more...] about My employer hasn’t paid my entitlements on termination? What can I do?
Your entitlements on termination depend on: a) what your contract says (even if it is not written, you still have an employment contract); b) any Award or enterprise agreement that applies to and … [Read more...] about What am I entitled to be paid on termination?
As employment lawyers we are often asked about redundancy. Many employers mistakenly assume that redundancy only relates to redundancy pay and look at section 119 of the Fair Work Act for the amount … [Read more...] about Redundancy – it’s not only about redundancy pay
“ … in cases where employers defy directions to pay their superannuation guarantee liabilities, the ATO will be able for the first time to apply for court-ordered penalties, including up to 12 months’ … [Read more...] about Jail time for failing to pay superannuation