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28Aug 2018

Casual employees might be entitled to paid annual leave under the National Employment Standards In a decision with significant implications, the Federal Court has ruled on appeal that some employees paid as casual employees can still qualify for paid leave under the National Employment Standards. Employers should review the employment status of casual employees who […]

15Aug 2018

Rod Reid (Director and Principal Consultant of EMA Consulting) presented an informative discussion on the three forms of harassment – sexual, racial and bullying – to a group of HR practitioners.  With the cost to the Australian Workplace estimated to be above $11 billion, the impact of workplace harassment is significant and growing each year. […]

11Jul 2018

As of 1 August 2018, all modern awards will include a clause that deals with family and domestic violence. In EMA Note Issue 3, published 27 March 2018, we reported the Fair Work Commission’s decision that all modern awards will include a clause that deals with family and domestic violence leave.  After input from interested […]

04Jul 2018

These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]