Interpreting employment contracts

Many of the cases which come before the industrial tribunals involve a dispute about the meaning of an employment contract….

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Employment law issues; contract of service

There are many circumstances in which it is necessary to determine whether the relationship between parties is that of employer…

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Resolving workplace contract disputes

Many of my clients, both employers and employees, encounter disputes about what is meant by a contract of employment, particularly…

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How very droll; the essential elements of an employment relationship

What is required to constitute a legal employment relationship? The elements required in the formation of a contract were set…

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What is required for a legal employment relationship to be formed?

Although not common, some employment law issues revolve around whether or not the relationship between the parties is to be…

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Discretionary bonuses; a workplace right?

Is a promise of a bonus at the discretion of management an entitlement to a bonus? Many employees work in…

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Fair work general protections and contractual rights dissected

The sometimes complex interaction between statutory fair work rights under the Fair Work Act and an employee’s express and implied…

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ET don’t phone home; personal use of employer’s phone

An NBN employee who accumulated $23,000 in debt through use of a company mobile phone for personal overseas calls, has…

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Masterclass; interpreting contracts and agreements including in employment

One of the most common causes of legal disputes, right up there with personality clashes and egos and so forth,…

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What part of no don’t you understand? Managerial prerogative and conditions of employment

What is the difference between managerial prerogative and a condition of employment? In Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union…

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