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Restructuring Your Workplace? Why You’ll Need an Employment Lawyer

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By Mark Cox, Director and Joanna Knoth, Senior Associate

In order to survive, many businesses have to restructure their workplace. This often results in reducing surplus assets, addressing inefficiencies, and cutting or removing shifts. The redundancies that result from this process present a significant legal risk to employers.

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What Exactly Is Unfair Dismissal?

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By Mark Cox, Director and Joanna Knoth, Senior Associate

Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee’s dismissal from employment is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. Those who are unfairly dismissed may be eligible to receive compensation by making an unfair dismissal claim. In a small number of cases they may get an order for reinstatement to their former job.

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Doing Business in Australia: What You Need to Know

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By Nicholas Parkinson, Lawyer 

Doing business in another country or jurisdiction can present unexpected difficulties and challenges. For foreign businesses looking to expand into Australia, complying with Australia’s industrial relations system can be particularly difficult.

However, ensuring that you meet your employment obligations and that you have sound employment practices in place is essential to the success of your Australian operations.

When does the Fair Work Act 2009 apply to your business or employees?

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Indicia-pendent Contracting – Understanding The Correct Classification as an Independent Contractor or Employee

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By Conor Fahey, Lawyer

In some cases, it can be difficult to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, because it is often the case that some of the relevant indicia may point towards an employment relationship, while other indicia may point to an independent contractor relationship.

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