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One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Poison

Have you ever thought twice before you posted something on Facebook, out of fear that your account might not be as private as you would like to believe? Well maybe you should. Social media has not just invaded our own lives; it has opened the door for employers to regulate our behaviour in our personal

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Have I Been Unfairly Dismissed?

When employees have been dismissed they often think first about “unfair dismissal” – often due to media saturation about this avenue or the preference of unions. In reality, unfair dismissal claims are strictly limited. Do any of these apply? • Have you been employed for less than 6 months? You cannot make a claim, save

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Called into a Disciplinary Meeting?

Being called into an impromptu disciplinary meeting is not an uncommon occurrence in Australian workplaces. It is important that you understand your rights prior to attending such a meeting so as to protect your interests long term. In the circumstance that you are not able to avoid the meeting, it is important that you are

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Taking Claims Straight To The FWC Isn't Always Advised

McDonald Murholme believes that sometimes it can be a mistake to make a claim directly to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) without representation. In a recent article posted on Workplace Express, Commissioner Anna Cribb reaffirmed this when she announced that the FWC had received only 66 applications for anti-bullying orders since January 1. Cribb stated

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Redundancy On Your Mind?

If you are facing redundancy due to a restructure or downsizing at your workplace, your employer owes you certain obligations. Generally, an employer must: • Consult with you about workplace change – some workplaces require additional consultation with a union; • Consider options for redeployment – this includes within related entities; • Give you notice

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