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Feature Articles


“I wish I had known . . .”

Australian courts have not ruled in favour of imputing fairness and reasonableness in employment relationships that end in dismissal.

By Mark Yorston

Conditions of employment

A step closer to family friendly workplaces

The new right for workers with parent or carer responsibilities to request flexible working arrangements must be considered by Victorian employers, including legal firms.

By Alicia Dumais

Cover Story

Australia at work: Workplace Relations Special Issue

By LIV Workplace Relations Section

Money laundering

Danger in the laundry: Risks for all under money laundering laws

Legal practitioners who fail to guard against unwitting involvement in clients’ money laundering or financing of terrorism activities may face criminal or civil action, with the the potential for very serious consequences.

By Paddy Oliver

Contractual remedies

Easing the parting

A recent decision of the High Court highlights the importance of considering termination rights when negotiating contractual terms. The Court clarified the approach to be taken in considering whether a breach of contract gives rise to a right of termination.

By Jeremy Masters

Enterprise agreements

For better or worse?: Agreement-making under WorkChoices and Forward with Fairness

New workplace legislation introduces a number of fundamental changes relating to to agreement makeing, in particular, the No Disadvantage Test.

By Victoria Lambropoulos

Workplace bullying

No place to hide
The popularity of social networking sites provides new ways for cyberbullies to harm their victims. This presents challenges for employers seeking to protect the health and safety of their staff and protect themselves from liability.

By Annamarie Rooding

Industrial action

Strike it right
A full Federal Court decision earlier this year has created uncertainty about the breadth allowable in orders preventing industrial action under the Workplace Relations Act.

By Alex Manos and Tim Wetherell

Workplace relations laws

The cushioning effect
A number of changes are being made to workplace relations laws, including the introduction of 10 National Employment Standards which will bolster the safety net for employees.

By Chris Molnar

Workplace regulation

Wielding a bigger stick in workplace relations compliance
Increased use of civil litigation to achieve compliance in workplace relations and heavier penalties for non-compliance signal that the softly-softly approach is a thing of the past.

By Leigh Johns


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