Coronavirus and Employment Laws – What you need to know

With coronavirus (COVID-19) now a global pandemic, there is understandably a lot of information for businesses and individuals to get their heads around. Already, there is an influx of information available to people concerning how to best prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in the workplace. The Department of Health, Worksafe Victoria and Safe Work [...]

2020-03-15T21:55:38+00:00March 15th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Coronavirus and Employment Laws – What you need to know

Misclassification of Workers in the Entertainment Industry

The nature of the entertainment industry is to engage workers for short periods of time to provide their skills and expertise on a production. Generally, many employers in the film, television and theatre industry will engage their cast and crew as independent contractors for this reason. However, just because the length of a job on [...]

2020-03-02T02:50:35+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Misclassification of Workers in the Entertainment Industry

Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

The recent crisis plaguing the ABC following the shock sacking of managing director, Michelle Guthrie, has thrown the spotlight on some important considerations that employers must keep in mind when terminating the employment of senior executives. If you’ve been following the dramatic events at the national broadcaster, you will know that Ms Guthrie has engaged [...]

2018-10-03T05:33:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

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|99 Comments