Other employment law issues

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.

Australia :: Arbitration in employment

Relevant Law(s): The Industrial Arbitration Act (1901) and The International Arbitration Act (IAA) (1974) In Brief: The NSW Industrial Relations Commission was established in 1996 and both conciliates and arbitrates in industrial disputes …

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Australia :: Human rights

Although Australia is not a member of the UN Human Rights Council, it is a member of seven key Human Rights Treaties, namely, the fundamental conventions against torture, racial discrimination, discrimination against women, the rights of children, people with disabilities and the conventions on civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights …

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Australia :: Modern slavery

In 2018, the national parliament passed the Australian Modern Slavery Act …

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Australia :: Record keeping

Employers in Australia are under the obligation to keep precise and updated records of their employees’ working hours and wages for a minimum period of seven years …

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Australia :: Relocation

Two cases considered by the Fair Work Commission in 2017 illustrate potential problems with business relocation …

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Australia :: Industrial manslaughter

In 2017, the Queensland Parliament adopted legislation establishing the criminal offence of ‘Industrial Manslaughter’ …

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Australia :: Transfer of undertakings

◉ General M&A rules In Australia, mergers and acquisitions are regulated through the Corporations Act 2001, the listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the Australian competition/anti-trust legislation (as administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)) and the foreign investment legislation (as administered by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)) …

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Australia :: Integrity laws and whistleblowing

◉ Whistleblower protection legislation The main legislation used in the private sector in relation to whistleblowing is the Corporations Act 2001, as amended …

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