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AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS – WHAT IS A FAIR AVERAGE?

June 14, 2017

AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS – WHAT IS A FAIR AVERAGE? When it comes to calculating weekly Workers Compensation payments sometimes the ‘average’ just isn’t right, as the Workers Compensation Tribunal decided in a recent case. A person who is incapacitated as a result of a work injury is entitled to weekly payments of income maintenance calculated…

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WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY

April 18, 2017

WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY – By Glen Pearce – When a person’s employment causes them to suffer a psychiatric injury such as depression, the question of whether they are entitled to worker’s compensation is not always straightforward.  Changes in workers compensation laws as well as the interaction of industrial law issues all combine…

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NEW EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL SYSTEM PROMISES GREATER EFFICIENCY

February 28, 2017

NEW EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL SYSTEM PROMISES GREATER EFFICIENCY – By Courtney Chan – A new streamlined system for the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) will be introduced from 1 July 2017. It will increase the spectrum of employment related cases that can be heard by SAET. The current set-up The Fair Work Commission, which oversees the…

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UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES: THAT’S NOT IN MY JOB DESCRIPTION!

January 24, 2017

UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES: THAT’S NOT IN MY JOB DESCRIPTION! – By Henry James – A group of Qantas employees took legal action for underpayment of wages after they were routinely asked to perform tasks that were outside the scope of their usual duties. Whilst it’s true that employees can occasionally be asked to do something…

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REPORT: SAPOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM

December 20, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder REPORT: SAPOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM – By Hayley Boswell – In a new report, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has found sexual harassment and discrimination to be at shockingly high levels in the South Australian Police force (SAPOL). When…

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DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN AT THE OFFICE PARTY

December 15, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN AT THE OFFICE PARTY – By Geoffrey Wark – In December, office party season ramps up. Having worked hard all year, it’s only natural that we want to let our hair down and celebrate…

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VICTIMISATION IN THE WORKPLACE

November 17, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder VICTIMISATION IN THE WORKPLACE – By Hayley Boswell – For most of us, going to work is a normal activity which takes up a significant portion of our daily lives. For this reason, it’s important that we feel safe at work…

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SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES AWARDED IN WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

October 3, 2016

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES AWARDED IN WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE – By Hayley Boswell – A woman who was sexually harassed at work has been awarded $130,000– a significantly higher amount than in previous similar cases.  This case is important because courts now appear willing to award higher payouts in line with community expectations. Background The woman,…

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7-ELEVEN SCANDAL – UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES AND YOUR RIGHTS

September 6, 2016

7-ELEVEN SCANDAL – UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES AND YOUR RIGHTS – By Courtney Chan – In December 2015, more than fifty 7-Eleven stores across Australia were targeted with coordinated raids. It wasn’t a drug bust, or a crackdown on illegal prostitution. The raids were launched by the former Fels Wage Fairness Panel to seize documents relating to the…

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IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE?

July 28, 2016

IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE? – By Hayley Boswell – For too many victims of workplace sexual harassment, the fear of publicity will stop them from making a complaint or taking legal action. Sadly, this may mean that the victim is denied justice and also that the harassing behaviour is…

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