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Andrew Bland
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On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision to vary certain penalty rates in some hospitality and retail modern awards.

The decision affects penalty rates for working on public holidays and weekends for both permanent and casual employees in these sectors.

It also affects the times that penalty rates apply for working late nights or early mornings in the Restaurant and Fast Food awards.

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A recent case heard by the HCA confirmed the position that workers are precluded from seeking workers compensation for psychological injury as a result of reasonable management action. 

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Under the FWA, employers can face severe financial consequences if they try to disguise an employment relationship as an independent contractor arrangement in order to avoid their legal responsibilities. 

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Under the AHRC Act, a criminal record is only relevant if it means an employee cannot perform the inherent requirements of the job. Otherwise, former offenders should be afforded equal opportunity in finding employment. 

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The difference between appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviours is often not clear cut. However, employers must be able to distinguish between the two and take reasonable action where necessary. In these situations, the importance of ensuring a healthy workplace culture and well drafted policies cannot be understated.

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Can you be sacked for your Facebook comments????

It is imperative that employees know the standards of appropriate online behaviour. Implementing a social media policy can go a long way in nurturing respectful online conduct between workers, as well as provide employers with a platform for disciplinary action where an employee engages in unacceptable conduct. 

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Restraint of Trade clauses are only enforceable where an employer can establish that it has a legitimate business interest in imposing the restraint and that the restraint is no wider than is reasonably necessary. Therefore, the importance of proper drafting cannot be understated. 

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To a certain extent, swearing is tolerated in many workplaces. However, when an employee crosses the line their dismissal may be justified. 

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The Australian government is committed to protecting Australia’s vulnerable workers from exploitation. Since the 7-Eleven scandal, the pressure for change is as strong as ever. In 2017, new laws will be introduced to strengthen the examination powers of the FWO and to prohibit employers from providing false and misleading information. 
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