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Israel Folau Requests Rugby Australia Code of Conduct Hearing

Israel Folau Requests Rugby Australia Code of Conduct Hearing

  • 18/04/2019 6:13:00 AM
Israel Folau, arguably Australia’s best rugby union player, has today elected to proceed to a Code of Conduct hearing in relation to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct applying to him as a professional rugby union player for Australia following social media posts of his which included a statement that homosexual people will go to hell. The Code of Conduct hearing will be a closed hearing, with a date to be set shortly. Folau risks the termination of his Rugby Australia playing contract in ...
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PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2019

PH SOLICITOR NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2019

  • 19/03/2019 5:37:00 PM
The #MeToo movement has brought sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. It is no longer acceptable for workplaces to ignore, or fail to adequately address concerns or complaints regarding sexual harassment. The latest Paul Horvath Solicitor newsletter provides insight for employers as to the context of sexual harassment in the workplace and what they can do to prevent this from happening.
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Anti-bulling and Fair Work Commission action

Anti-bulling and Fair Work Commission action

  • 13/03/2019 4:27:00 PM
Employees who have been bullied at work can apply to the Fair Work Commission for a stop bullying at work order. It is important for employers to have a workplace policy and procedure in place to effectively manage any allegations or claims of bullying. This will enable employers to address concerns as they arise and avoid potentially costly and timely anti-bulling proceedings that may be commenced by an employee in Fair Work Commission. This article explores the anti-bullying orders that the Fa...
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Flexible Working Arrangements: New Model Clause in Modern Awards

Flexible Working Arrangements: New Model Clause in Modern Awards

  • 2/03/2019 1:11:00 PM
A number of modern awards now have provisions relating to flexible working arrangements. The introduction of this model term means that employers must respond within 21 days to an employee’s request for a flexible working arrangement. This article explores the notion of flexible working arrangements.
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Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations

  • 12/12/2018 7:12:00 AM
With the introduction of the Fair Work legislation in 2010, and the Fair Work Commission which replaced the national workplace relations tribunal, it has become more important for employers to understand the legislative framework to manage their business and employees.
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Employers - Tips for work Christmas functions

Employers - Tips for work Christmas functions

  • 30/11/2018 4:20:00 PM
Some employers may have a misunderstanding of their responsibility to provide a safe work environment for all employees where a function is held off-site. However, as we have seen in cases before the Fair Work Commission and Federal Courts, the responsibility of the employer extends beyond the physical workplace
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The impact of changes to Long Service Leave from 1st November 2018

The impact of changes to Long Service Leave from 1st November 2018

  • 9/11/2018 12:54:00 PM
From 1 November 2018, the new Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) (Act) came into effect. There were a number of significant changes that came into operation, and it is important for employers to understand these changes and the impact that these changes have on their employees.
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