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  1. Employment Discrimination Law for Employers : City Pacific Lawyers

    Employment Discrimination Law for Employers

    18 | Feb 2021

    Employers in Australia have a range of responsibilities to their staff. These include: Providing a safe working environment. Offering adequate training. Providing necessary equipment to perform their employment duties. The right to do their job free of discrimination, bullying or harassment. Discrimination law can be a very tricky area to navigate and is often misunderstood. […]


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  2. Why ‘sham contracting’ can carry substantial penalties for employers : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why ‘sham contracting’ can carry substantial penalties for employers

    5 | Oct 2020

    Knowing how to classify your staff can be a challenge. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences. It can seem simpler and more cost-effective to classify some workers as independent contractors. You might require these workers to have an ABN and submit invoices for their work. Since independent contractors are not employees, they do not […]


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  3. What types of leave are COVID-19 affected workers entitled to? : City Pacific Lawyers

    What types of leave are COVID-19 affected workers entitled to?

    26 | Aug 2020

    The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria has put the issue of leave payments under the microscope. While the largest viral clusters have been around aged-care facilities and meat processing plants, there are also strong links to other industries with highly casualised workforces. As an employer, you have a duty to provide a safe […]


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  4. JobKeeper: Keeping You Up to Date with Recent Changes : City Pacific Lawyers

    JobKeeper: Keeping You Up to Date with Recent Changes

    1 | Jul 2020

    As You Navigate Your Business Through the Challenges of COVID-19, Here Are Changes to JobKeeper It’s Important to Know The JobKeeper package, signed into law on 9 April 2020, created a wage subsidy of $1,500 per eligible employee for six months. As we enter July and officially hit the halfway mark of the duration of […]


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  5. Fair Work Act Update to Support JobKeeper Operation in Workplaces : City Pacific Lawyers

    Fair Work Act Update to Support JobKeeper Operation in Workplaces

    10 | Apr 2020

    On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces. This gives employers eligible for the JobKeeper scheme certain rights, known as ‘JobKeeper enabling directions’. Under the updated Fair Work Act, employers can: Stand down an employee (including reducing their work days […]


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  6. The JobKeeper Payment
: What Is It, How You Can Claim : City Pacific Lawyers

    The JobKeeper Payment
: What Is It, How You Can Claim

    1 | Apr 2020

    On Monday, the Federal Government announced its latest stimulus package: The JobKeeper payment.  The JobKeeper payment will help businesses who have been hit hard by the coronavirus to retain their employees without further financial hardship, leaving them better placed to restart when the crisis is over.  Here are the key points you need to know […]


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  7. Coronavirus and Employment Law: Your Guide : City Pacific Lawyers

    Coronavirus and Employment Law: Your Guide

    20 | Mar 2020

    There is a lot of discussion regarding employment and the coronavirus pandemic, so we thought it would be useful to summarise the essential information for you. Health and Safety at Work Employers are required to supply a safe system of work for employees in the workplace. The coronavirus Covid 19 (CV) is a potential health […]


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  8. Unfair Dismissal at the End of a Fixed Term Contract. What? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Unfair Dismissal at the End of a Fixed Term Contract. What?

    21 | Jun 2019

    Fixed-term employment contracts are common in many workplaces. Understandably, most employers consider they would be protected from an unfair dismissal claim once the term ends. However, in Saeid Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd t/a Navitas English (‘Navitas’) [2017] FWCFB 5162 the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission found that an employee may have […]


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  9. Can a boss sack an employee for getting a tattoo? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Can a boss sack an employee for getting a tattoo?

    25 | Jan 2019

    Body art such as tattooing and piercing has enjoyed popularity over recent years. However, if you are thinking ink, you should perhaps think twice before spending your next week’s pay on a tattoo. It is possible that your new look may put your present or future job at risk. But in today’s society, is it […]


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  10. Social media and the workplace – employees take care : City Pacific Lawyers

    Social media and the workplace – employees take care

    22 | Aug 2018

    We live in an age characterised by a rise in the use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, snapchat and the like. With that rise has come a large increase in the number of cases involving employees making comments about their employers “online” – to some extent there is no longer a divide […]


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