This week saw a further change of emphasis, with the Prime Minister's announcement of the "JobMaker" scheme hoping to steer the nation out of the economic doldrums through the creation of jobs by reforming industrial relations laws and the skills and training sector.Read more...
A recent case from the Land Appeal Court of Queensland highlights that local government rates may need to be considered when assessing the amount of compensation payable to the landowner.Read more...
With the easing of restrictions, Roland Hassall and Carlie Holt discuss key employment and safety considerations as organisations embark on returning to work in the COVID-19 environment.Read more...
The judgment in Dring v Telstra Corporation Limited  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".
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 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.
A Fair Work Commission decision looks at good management practices to have in place when conducting performance management and terminations of employment.
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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