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  1. Labour hire employers must follow due process when host employers dismiss their workers

    25 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    TasPorts supplies labour to privately owned ports. Grange Resources engaged TasPorts to provide personnel for its loading and shipping work. Gee was an employee of TasPorts, assigned to work at Port Latta for Grange Resources. Grange Resources accused Gee

  2. Employer hit with hefty penalties for sham contracting

    25 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court found an employer contravened the sham arrangement/contracting provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act). The proceedings were then remitted to the Federal Court which imposed hefty penalties. In Issue Breaches of sham...

  3. Agreeing to an employee's request to be demoted constitutes adverse action

    25 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Court of Australia found that although the employer's agreement to an employee's voluntarily request to transfer to a lesser paid position which was more vulnerable to redundancy constituted adverse action, that its reasons for doing..

  4. Dismissal of employee who sent abusive emails from work email account is not unfair

    25 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission held that dismissal of an employee who sent abusive emails from work email address was not unfair. In Issue Whether the dismissal of an employee who sent abusive emails from his work email account was unfair The Background Mr...

  5. New Working With Children Check Requirements in Victoria

    22 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Government has recently implemented amendments to the Working With Children Act 2005 (the Act) in accordance with recommendations made by the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. The amendments are aimed at...

  6. No employment connection for juicer injury

    11 July 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    An injury suffered by an employee visiting work premises on a day off was not 'in the course of' or 'arising out of' employment and her right to commence common law proceedings was consequently not restricted. In Issue Whether an injury...

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