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Employment contracts: Frustration in the time of COVID-19
Employment contracts: Frustration in the time of COVID-19

 Nicholas Green QC and Gianluca Rossi 01 Aug 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic raises the question of whether the lockdown constitutes the frustration of a contract of employment. 

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Vigilance or vigilante? Managing long-term ill and injured employees
Vigilance or vigilante? Managing long-term ill and injured employees

 Mark Branagan 01 Jun 2020

The task of managing long-term ill and injured employees is probably the most complex and difficult challenge for management, human resources professionals and legal advisers. 

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Jun 2020

Whether an entity was an 'employer'

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Temporary Amendments to Fair Work regulations
Temporary Amendments to Fair Work regulations

 Workplace Relations Section 29 Apr 2020

The LIV has prepared a brief summary of an important Fair Work amendment, in response to COVID-19…

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Religious discrimination bill violates healthcare rights
Religious discrimination bill violates healthcare rights

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2020

Patients may be denied the medical treatment they need and public hospitals may be in breach of their duty of care to patients if employees are allowed to refuse to treat patients on the basis of their religious beliefs as proposed in the Religious Discrimination Bill, the LIV has warned...

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LIV comments on National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery
LIV comments on National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery

 Workplace Relations Section 23 Jan 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided feedback to the Law Council of Australia on the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-2024...

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Workplace law: Easing the pain
Workplace law: Easing the pain

 Phoebe Blank 01 Dec 2019

Full-time, part-time and casual employees can now access family and domestic violence leave. However, it is unpaid.

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New regime requires companies to protect whistleblowers
New regime requires companies to protect whistleblowers

 Karin Derkley 19 Sep 2019

New whistleblower protection legislation will open the way to increased litigation and better defend those who disclose corporate misconduct, an LIV lunchtime session heard this week...

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: June 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: June 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 03 Jul 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section monthly case law update provides members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in June 2019.

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The LIV supports introduction of workplace manslaughter offence
The LIV supports introduction of workplace manslaughter offence

 Workplace Relations Section 31 May 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided feedback to the Department of Justice and Community Safety on the Workplace Manslaughter Consultation Paper...

 

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: May 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: May 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 29 May 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section monthly case law update provides members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in May 2019...

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: April 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: April 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 06 May 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section is pleased to introduce its first monthly case law update, providing members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in April 2019...

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The changing face of labour hire
The changing face of labour hire

 Mark Yorston and Claire Munro-Smith 01 Apr 2019

A recent Full Federal Court decision has caused the legal profession to focus attention on the proper characterisation of workers who have been hired on a casual basis but may since be considered permanent employees...

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LIV Submission to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce
LIV Submission to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce

 Workplace Relations Section 20 Feb 2019

The LIV has made a submission to the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions' Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce (the 'gig economy'). 

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LIV Submission on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
LIV Submission on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

 Workplace Relations Section 17 Jan 2019

The LIV has made a submission to the Law Council of Australia's response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. 

 

 

 

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