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COVID redundancies and general protections claims

29/10/2020
As the Commonwealth government’s Jobkeeper winds down it is widely expected that there will be widespread reductions in workforces and therefore redundancies. This follows on from an initial wave of redundancies at the start of the COVID outbreak which was stemmed by the government’s assistance package....
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You earn too much: the high income threshold for unfair dismissal claims

29/10/2020
Unfair dismissal protection is a well-known component of employment law in Australia and is often the most obvious way for an aggrieved employee to obtain relief following a dismissal. However, the limits on this protection are less well-known and, in particular, the high income threshold can...
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(No) Jobkeeper for casual employees

29/10/2020
The Jobkeeper scheme was implemented by the Commonwealth Government in response to COVID’s impact on businesses and employees. The scheme was massive and put together quickly and obviously would have some gaps, however as the scheme was implemented it became clear that the most vulnerable employees...
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Your overseas service counts – the little-known long service leave entitlement for international employees

29/10/2020
Long service leave is an established entitlement in Australia and while it is accepted that moving between states doesn’t break an employee’s service it is not widely known that time overseas can often count towards an employee’s service. The law The key provision is section 11...
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Pregnancy and parental discrimination in the modern workforce

29/10/2020
Pregnancy discrimination has long been illegal in Australia and it is one form of discrimination that social rejects most strongly. However, notwithstanding this rejection, there is still significant amounts of pregnancy discrimination in the workforce. Thankfully the obvious forms of pregnancy discrimination are rare, although still...
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Illegal stand downs and compensation

29/10/2020
When the COVID pandemic came to Australia and state and territory governments introduced restrictions businesses were forced to stop or limit trading. This has a flow on effect to employees who faced the prospect of reduced hours or redundancy. In response, the Commonwealth Government introduced the...
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