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The Fair Work Act – changes to casual employment

8 April 2021 - Human Resources Law

Amendments to the Fair Work Act (FW Act) that took effect on 27 March 2021 have an impact on casual employment.

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Can I direct my employees to get the COVID vaccine?

17 March 2021 - Human Resources Law

CIE Legal lawyer Ines Balint looks at the guidelines recently released by the Fair Work Ombudsman and SafeWork Australia on vaccinating employees.

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Can I force my employees to return to the office?

11 February 2021 - Human Resources Law

Over the last year most offices have been ghost towns due to COVID-19 restrictions with many office workers working from home. While we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, Australia is in the unique position where, due to our low COVID-19 numbers, most office workers are now able to return to the office.

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The clarity and camaraderie of 2020

18 December 2020 - Firm News

This article first appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 18 December 2020. As 2019 turned into 2020, the team at CIE Legal planned the year ahead and coalesced around a “back to basics” mantra. I shared it with you at the start of March and promised to provide an update later in the year, writes Peter George. When, in… Read more »

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Regular and systematic casuals not so regular and systematic

8 December 2020 - Human Resources Law, Workplace Safety

In a decision which appears to have further broadened the scope of what constitutes ‘regular and systematic employment’ for casual employees, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld an appeal by a former employee seeking to have her prior period of casual employment counted towards the minimum employment period needed to pursue an unfair dismissal claim.

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