Three very practical issues are discussed in this edition. The complexity of the law surrounding what can be paid to very senior staff when they leave the employ of a corporation has been the source of much confusion, and is starting to be the source of litigation over what can and cannot be paid. Our […]
In this edition, we explore when and how an employer can use pre-employment medical screening, and whether the risk is worth the reward. We also take a closer look at how to deal with ill and injured employees, and whether an employer can terminate the employment for reasons of ill health. The new Anti-Bullying Laws […]
Important changes regarding wages, superannuation, and the high income threshold take effect From 1 July 2014
We are delighted to share with you a webcast of our recent client briefing entitled: “Corporate Governance & Sexual Harassment – Response Mechanisms for Employers” which was held in Sydney on Thursday 28 August 2014. In this session, Michael Harmer, Chairman and Senior Team Leader provided an update on key developments in workplace relations in […]
A recent Federal Circuit Court decision, Sagona v R & C Piccoli Investments Pty Ltd & Ors  FCCA 875 (30 April 2014) (“Sagona”), serves as an important reminder of employers’ obligations in relation to pregnant employees in the workplace. In Sagona, the Court held that the respondents, a photography business and its two directors/managers/shareholders, […]
The Full Federal Court has upheld Rebecca Richardson’s appeal against Oracle Corporation Australia, awarding her damages of $130,000 for sexual harassment, and ordering Oracle to pay the costs of the appeal. In February 2013, the judge at first instance found that Ms Richardson had been sexually harassed and that Oracle, as her employer, was vicariously […]
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.
This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 15 L&E Global member firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]