Abandonment of employment; but will it still be on foot?

At common law, the abandonment of employment by an employees is regarded as repudiating the employment relationship. However the contract…

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Curious and curiouser; annual leave accrues during woorkers compensation; Federal Court

Sec 130 of the Fair Work Act provides that NES leave does not accrue during a period when an employee…

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Pull the other one; the fib about returning to work after parental lave

I am often advised by clients who are taking or have completed the taking of maternity leave (more properly called…

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Absenteeism; the cynical sickie

In years gone by, it was common for industrial instruments, particularly awards, to contain a provision to the effect that…

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Absences from work

Can an employer dismiss an employee for being absent from work? Under the Fair Work Act regulations, it is unlawful…

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