Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home

This article deals with the following questions: When does an employer owe a duty with respect to occupational health and safety to employees who work from home? What are those duties under the OHS Act 2004? What can or should an employer do to fulfil any obligation owed to employees who work from home? Do [...]

2018-02-19T23:24:04+00:00February 19th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|176 Comments

Employment Law Case Study: Unlawful Dismissal

Terminating employees during their probation period can still result in damages if the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act are breached Terminating employees who are not suitable for the business during the probationary period is a sensible thing to do, however, employees may still be able to claim that their employer breached the [...]

2018-02-12T06:39:05+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|19 Comments

Employment Law Case Study: Underpayments

Case study we were recently involved in Properly drafted employment agreements can mitigate subsequent claims for underpayment; where the allocation of wages is expressly documented and agreed in an employment agreement, employers can offset over-award payments against other obligations in addition to ordinary wages. The problem The employer owns a café in Melbourne and its [...]

2018-01-31T22:46:19+00:00January 29th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|0 Comments

Domestic Violence Leave and Employer Obligations

“I was provided with 12 days paid sick leave per annum and I used all my sick leave each year.  We were together and I sometimes took the occasional leave day when I ran out of sick leave.  Mondays were the main day I took sick leave because on many occasions on a Sunday night [...]

2018-01-15T22:17:13+00:00January 15th, 2018|Business Advice, employees, Employment Law|1 Comment