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Fair Work Commission and extensions of time – are you out of time?
Fair Work Commission and extensions of time – are you out of time? 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

The Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has a 21 calendar day time limit, on any unfair dismissal application this means that if you are thinking about filing an application with the FWC you must start that application from the date of dismissal.  This also applies to any General Protection application involving…

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Work Experience – Paid or Unpaid
Work Experience – Paid or Unpaid 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

Work experience is an important part for students to traverse the divide between studies and work but the dilemma for businesses is whether that work experience student should be paid.  Although student placements should be meaningful and provide the student to expand and grow their skills it is not an…

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The Collection, Storage and Use of Personal Information by Employers
The Collection, Storage and Use of Personal Information by Employers 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) apply to the collection, storage and use of both personal and sensitive information held by organisations.    There is an exemption called the employee record’s exemption found in s.7B(3) of the Privacy Act.  A private sector employer does not need to comply with the APPs with…

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Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment Should Beware
Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment Should Beware 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

A recent case shows the perils of sexually harassing another person.  In the case of Ewin v Vergara (No. 3) [2013] FCA 1311 Ms Ewin was an accountant employed by Living and Leisure Australia Limited (LLA) and Mr Vergara was recruited from a labour hire firm contracted to work at…

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Workplace Bullying – Anti-Bullying Protections
Workplace Bullying – Anti-Bullying Protections 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

Bullying in the workplace is all too common.  It can come from any direction, usually it is a superior bullying a subordinate worker but that is not necessarily always the case. The anti-bullying laws were introduced into the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FWA”) at the beginning of 2014 and…

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