Employment Law and Workplace Safety

Accessorial Liability for Workplace Law Breaches

The following recent cases illustrate the Fair Work Ombudsman’s intent to extend liability for breaches of workplace laws, including the underpayment of wages and award benefits, beyond the employer. While traditionally, liability has not extended beyond managers within an employer our Courts are now looking to extend liability to external advisers who facilitate or assist an employer in breaching workplace laws.

MST Lawyers – Winners of the MYOB FCA Supplier of the Year Award

MST Lawyers was honoured and delighted to receive this year’s Supplier of the Year Award at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on 10 October 2017. The Award recognises supplier excellence in contributing to the franchising sector and helping franchising clients achieve their goals.

Summary of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017

On 14 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 received royal assent and became new law called the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Cth).

This article summarises key features of the Act.

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 commences operation

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 14 September 2017. This means that the following changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced from 15 September 2017: New and increased penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping obligations; New prohibitions against requiring an employee to…