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Restraint of Trade – how it affects you

Quite often when an employee is looking at moving on their first thought is to take clients with them.  This can be a minefield because of the legal restraints they have agreed on in their employment contract. It is legitimate for a company or business to protect its intellectual property…

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Texting Afterhours ends in Termination of Employment

Facts In the case of Ambrose v Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd [2014] FWC 3899 an employee was dismissed after sending a co-worker an obscene image and comment to him with a mobile phone after work hours. In July 2013 the employee had been working at the coal mine for…

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Changes to Portable Long Service Leave

As of 1 July 2014 there were changes to the building and construction industry’s portable long service leave legislation.  The changes affect the long service levy rates which are now reduced from 0.3% to 0.25% of the total cost of building and construction work for projects where the total cost…

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Helping young job seekers – they have all the incentive they need

The Job Commitment Bonus is part of the Australian Government’s plan to boost workforce participation and productivity in Australia. The Job Commitment Bonus will provide a payment of $2500 to eligible young Australians aged 18 to 30 who have been on Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance (as a job seeker)…

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