A number of Employers now must consider the COVID-19 vaccination.  In a previous article “Can Australian Employers force an Employee to get vaccinated?”  we answered the question – yes (with some caveats) mainly around:  Inherent requirements of the position   Workplace health and safety obligations  Reasonable and lawful directions  Dealing with objections  Dealing with objections around the inherent requirements of the position and medical grounds.  We…

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Employers are now gradually winding down their operations in preparation for a (well-deserved) Christmas break. The break gives employers and employees an opportunity to reflect on the year. For some employers, they may encounter a situation where their employees, after reflecting on their employment over the break, decide to look for ‘greener pastures’. Illness might…

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Back in August 2018, the now infamous Workpac v Skene case (Skene) dropped a bombshell on the widely held understanding of what it means to be a casual employee – that is, you get paid more money (casual loading) in exchange for certain entitlements afforded to your permanently employed compadres. The Federal Court of Australia…

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