Legal & IR Updates

2018

High Court Rules on ability to take on an Adjudicator's determination of a payment dispute on Judicial Review - 22 March 2018

Workers Compensation - are you covering all your "workers"? - 8 March 2018

Does your business need a legal health check-up? - 22 February 2018

Cooper & Oxley - What should subcontractors do now? - 8 February 2018

Hefty fine for lack of records – 22 January 2018

2017

End of year functions – 30 November 2017

ETU declares QLD employers face $70 million underpayment claims – 30 November 2017

Court rules R&R akin to weekends when giving notice – 16 November 2017

New laws to protect vulnerable workers – 2 November 2017

New 'corrupting benefits' laws – 2 November 2017

MyLeave - are electrical contractors obliged to register? – 18 September 2017

Federal Court Rejects Pre-Shift Right of Entry – 4 September 2017

Restraint unenforceable if employer in breach – 17 August 2017

Did you know - Privacy Act - 3 August 2017

Did you know? High income threshold - 17 July 2017

Casuals able to request conversion to part or full-time - 17 July 2017

Did you know? Civil penalty - 4 July 2017

Not genuine redundancy when employees reject pay cut - 4 July 2017

National wage increase - 15 June 2017

Did you know? Personal and accessorial liability - 1 June 2017

Adverse Action - Are you risking a large fine - 1 June 2017

Is working overseas 'continuous service' for the purposes of the Long Service Leave Act? - 17 May 2017

Did you know? Recovering debts - Construction Contracts Act 2004 - 17 May 2017

Court rules employer can compel worker to see company doctor - 13 April 2017

Did you know? The Surveillance Devices Act - 28 March 2017

How does The Federal Building Code 2016 effect you? - 28 March 2017

Product recall: Eaton Quicklag ELG-TW earth leakage circuit breaker (RCBO) - 15 March 2017

Don't expect too much assistance from the Commission if you are unrepresented - 3 March 2017

Did you know? Electrical contractor's licence - 3 March 2017

Are you at risk as an Independent Contractor or Employee? - 16 February 2017

New WA Building and Construction Code applies now! - 28 January 2017

NEW Federal Building Code 2016 - 20 January 2017

2016

End of Year Functions - avoiding legal claims - 14 December 2016

Did you know? Electrical licence inspections can happen on your premises - 30 November 2016

Facebook posts and privacy principles - 30 November 2016

Criminal law principle does not apply to unfair dismissal hearing - Full Bench - 25 November 2016

New Unfair Contacts Legislation - 2 November 2016

ATO reviews penalties - 22 October 2016

Annual salary must specify award opt-out - 22 October 2016

NECA Legal: Did you know? Compliance Letters  - 6 October 2016

Reasonable notice and the NES - 6 October 2016

Changes to time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) provisions - 16 September 2016

Union's Right of Entry clarified - 16 September 2016

NECA Legal- Did you know? - 16 September 2016

NECA Legal- Did you know? - 2 September 2016

Is an employee entitled to take or accrue annual leave while on workers comp? - 2 September 2016

Count regular service when calculating redundancy - 2 September 2016

Fair Work Commission varies annual leave provisions in Electrical Award - 22 August 2016

Dismissal for falsifying timesheets not harsh or unfair - 22 August 2016

Did you know? Outstanding Invoices - 22 August 2016

$333k payout for misleading job offer - 3 August 2016

NECA Legal: Did you know? - 3 August 2016

$14,000 indemnity costs order against employee who refused settlement offer - 5 July 2016

Updated Wage Bulletins - Federal and State Awards - 24 June 2016

Did you know? Electrical Contractor Licence - 24 June 2016

Court orders director to pay penalties -24 June 2016

Did you know? Travel Time Allowances - 15 June 2016

Notice of termination effective on R&R - 15 June 2016

National and state minimum wages to increase 1 July 2016 - 15 June 2016

Did you know? Enterprise Agreements - 29 May 2016

Court orders director's salary to be docked to pay penalties - 29 May 2016

NECA Legal: Did you know? - 13 May 2016

Company fined $415k for changing employee hours without consultation - 13 May 2016

Pay rises drop to record low - 13 May 2016

WGEA's New Reporting Requirements - 29 April 2016

NECA Legal: Did you know? - 29 April 2016

Labour Hire Company found to have unfairly dismissed worker it has assigned to a client -12 April 2016

Employer held vicariously liable for discrimination - 4 March 2016

IR law must keep pace with technological changes - 19 February 2016

Employer ordered to pay $1.3m in damages for bullying and sexual harassment - 21 January 2016

High Court found employer engaged in sham contracting - 6 January 2016

2015

A Full Bench ruling on 'ordinary and customary turnover of labour' - 14 December 2015

Recent changes to the Fair Work Act - 7 December 2015

Employers - beware of unpaid internships - 3 December 2015

End of Year Functions - 3 December 2015

Big rise in 'General Protection Claims' - 9 November 2015

General Protections - beware of disclosures in planning documents - 9 November 2015

Fair Work Ombudsman to audit 150 Perth businesses - 8 October 2015

Beware of 'adverse action' claims when selecting an employee for redundancy - 18 September 2015

The new Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations - 7 September 2015

Electrical contractor fined $30,000 for breach of Regulation 52(3) - 7 September 2015

Passenger jointly responsible for workplace accident according to the FWC - 27 August 2016

Private sector wages growth lowest ever - 14 August 2016

Fair Work Commission's first formal Anti-Bullying decision- 12 August 2015

Enterprise Agreement pre-approval steps 'mandatory'- 30 July 2015

New model TOIL provision to be included in Modern Awards - 17 July 2015

Subcontractor liable when delay caused by head contractor - 16 July 2015

Mistake in Parental Leave Policy costs employer $170k - 17 June 2015

Legal obligations for electrical contractors when selecting products and material - 4 June 2015

National Wage increase 1 July 2015 - 4 June 2015

Wages growth in Enterprise Agreements - 20 May 2015

Electrical Contractor fined $68,000 for breach of Regulation 52(3) - 15 May 2015

"Phoenix" directors ordered to pay - 1 May 2015

Federal Court rules on 'Zero Tolerance' policy - 13 April 2015

Company and Union Penalised - 8 April 2015

Changes to gender reporting obligations - 18 March 2015  

Employer ordered to reinstate two workers who were unfairly dismissed - 10 February 2015

Adjudication of payment disputes under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 - 9 February 2015

Is an employee entitled to annual leave whilst on workers compensation? - 5 January 2015