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LIJ June 2011

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Cover Story

The evolving face of workplace relations

By Francesca Steele

Feature Articles

To stay or  not to stay: concurrent civil and criminal proceedings

To stay or not to stay: concurrent civil and criminal proceedings
Pending criminal proceedings signal the need to apply for a stay of parallel civil action but obtaining a stay can present difficulties.

By Rod Saunders

The future of reasonable notice

termination

The future of reasonable notice
In light of the minimum notice entitlements under the Fair Work Act, will the common law continue to recognise the implied term of reasonable notice in employment contracts?

By Joel Zyngier

Bullies in  business

bullying

Bullies in business
Workplace bullying continues to attract headlines and presents a range of challenges for practitioners who act for its victims.

By Josh Bornstein

Interpreting restraint

restraint of trade

Interpreting restraint
In contrast to their NSW counterparts, Victorian courts have been reluctant to take on the role of the draftsperson and construct enforceable restraint of trade clauses from unreasonable terms.

By Catherine Symons

Majority support determinations under the Fair Work Act 2009

collective bargaining

Majority support determinations under the Fair Work Act 2009
Despite initial legislative hurdles and some creative opposition from employers, majority support determinations are moving workplace agreements away from individual negotiation towards collective bargaining.

By Timothy Wetherell

Serious  misconduct: Executive contracts in the  wake of Carter and Guthrie

employment contracts

Serious misconduct: Executive contracts in the wake of Carter and Guthrie
Judicial decision on whether an employee’s misconduct is serious enough to justify summary dismissal may rely on the terms used in drafting the employment contract.

By Sam Eichenbaum and Michelle Dawson

 



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