Home office set up, or setting up the office at home?

Fair Work Commission confirms desk not required to be provided to employee working from home It has been a turbulent year for most workplaces, including managing the sudden shift to working from home arrangements. Against this ba...

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New Customs legislation to change the effect of recent Australian cases – However, we still need to learn French

Over the past few years, Customs has had some major, and at times, surprising losses in Australian Courts and Tribunals (including one case where wheelie bins were classified as vehicles!).  The most high profile loss concerned t...

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Inherent requirements termination upheld by Full Bench

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently handed down a significant decision which is of particular relevance for employers who have statutory child safety obligations because their staff work with children. Handed do...

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Paper necessity or data vulnerability?

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that over 186,000 people were affected by a phishing attack on Service NSW back in March 2020 and has suggested that a large amount of the personal information that was obtained was in the form of...

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Family Law: Custody Arrangements Over Christmas

Preparing for the festive season can be a frantic and stressful time for everyone, but can be especially difficult for those with separated families. If you and your partner are separated, knowing the answers to the following ques...

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Employment Law: Notice For Holiday Period

Annual leave over the Christmas and New Year's period can be difficult to manage. As this period fast approaches, now becomes an important time for employers to plan ahead for the shutdown period to notify its staff to take forced...

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