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Federal Court rules on late night out: employment nexus broken

27-05-20 | timer
The judgment in Dring v Telstra Corporation Limited [2020] FCA 699 confirmed that a slip and fall in a hotel foyer bathroom on an overnight work trip did not occur "in the course of employment".

National Reconciliation Week – In this together

27-05-20 | timer
To launch National Reconciliation Week this year, all Australians are being asked to take to social media to acknowledge Country, a simple and easy way to show support.

Sparke Helmore celebrates four Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Finalists

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Sparke Helmore is pleased to announce our four finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2020 awards program—Georgia Murphy-Haste, Dylan Moller, Steven Canton and Nicole Maddocks.

Termination after refusing performance improvement plan not unfair

25-05-20 | timer
A Fair Work Commission decision looks at good management practices to have in place when conducting performance management and terminations of employment.

Chris Drury, a 2021 Best Lawyers "Lawyer Of The Year Award" winner

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We chat with Chris about COVID-19 affecting Councils, how his job is sometimes telling Councils what they don't want to hear, books that inspire him and more.

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