Employer obligations to consult with employees on maternity or parental leave

Employers have a duty under sec 83 of the Fair Work Act to consult with an employee who is on…

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The potency of the reverse onus of proof in general protections’ cases

The potency of the reverse onus of proof is general protections claims is evident in Heraud v Roy Morgan Research…

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Parental leave traps for the unwary

An employee who opts for whatever reason to take paid and unpaid personal leave, or a mix of the tow,…

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Taking leave can expose redundancy

A perfectly lawful absence from the workplace on leave, including parental, can on occasion be a risky privilege to exercise,…

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Extended parental leave

An employee who takes unpaid parental leave under the National Employment standards is entitled to ask his or her employer…

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Redundancy while on parental leave

A series of related decisions of the Federal Court have put beyond doubt the capacity of employers to lawfully make…

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Paid parental leave

The Government’s paid parental leave policy, which is expected to become effective in July 2015, was taken into the successful…

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Returning to work after parental or maternity leave

An employee returning from a period of parental leave is entitled to be offered the same or a comparable position…

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Parental leave/Maternity leave

When certain categories of employees request flexible working arrangements, and comply with the procedural requirements for that request, the employer…

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Parental and Maternity leave and flexible return to work arrangements

The National Employment Standards provide for parental leave and related entitlements. After taking parental leave, a parent is entitled to…

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