Its Spring! Although it’s still brisk and blustery out there – in the weather and many of our clients’ businesses – with some ongoing workplace issues this year being ensuring the correct classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors, permanent or casual engagement, and new developments in domestic violence leave entitlements and casual conversion rights.
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By Mark Cox, Director and Renae Harg, Senior Associate
Federal Court Ruling Highlights the Complexity of Terminating the Employment of an Employee with Mental Health Issues
The Federal Court ruling in Robinson v Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd  FCA 1913 highlights the complexities in terminating the employment of unwell employees, including employees with mental health issues. Read More
By Nikita Barsby, Special Counsel and Renae Harg, Senior Associate
Some employees may see the Christmas period as an opportunity to focus more on festive season activities and less on work. Employees may spend excessive time away from the office, having lunch or Christmas shopping. Other employees may spend excessive time online, shopping for Christmas presents or planning Christmas activities, or excessive time decorating the office. These types of behaviours can be difficult for employers to manage, without appearing Grinch-like and while still ensuring staff morale remains positive over the busy Christmas period.