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Social Media Post Leads To Sacking Of Public Servant

Posting your thoughts and opinions on your social media pages has a broader reach than you might think. While you may think that your comments start and finish on your social media page, we are seeing a rise in the number of occasions where posts have resulted in the termination of employment. On 7 August 2019, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in the case of Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23 setting a new precedent for Australian bureaucrats.

The Cheesecake Shop Underpayment

In a recent case, the Federal Court of Australia awarded a pastry chef one of Australia’s biggest payouts for underpayment of wages. In formulating the decision, the Court took into account the franchisee’s exploitative actions along with the severe mistreatment of the employee.

Employment Law Update : 1 July 2019 Updated Key Thresholds

July 1 is the beginning of the new financial year; bringing with it new legislation. This article sets out key minimum wage and superannuation thresholds and other key figures relevant for workplace laws.

The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 (Vic) To Impact On The Victorian Community Service Sector, Security And Contract Cleaning Industry Employers From 1 July 2019

Employers in the community services sector, contract cleaning industry and security industry should take note of the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 (Vic) (LSBP Act) that will come into effect on 1 July 2019.   The Long Service Benefits Portability Regulation is currently being drafted and will further clarify the scope of the LSBP Act upon being finalised and released.