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  • 23 redundancies with no consultation? Federal Court says ‘that’s OK’November 20, 2017

    An employer decides to abolish 23 full-time positions due to a lack of funding.  Surely this is a major change likely to have a significant effect on employees which obliges the employer to consult with those employees as per the consultation term in their enterprise agreement? While many would say … Read more »

  • What rights does an employer have to suspend an employee?November 16, 2017

    In Hong Kong, employers have a right to suspend employees from employment.  Under section 11 of the Employment Ordinance, an employer may without notice or payment in lieu suspend any employee from employment for up to 14 days: (a) as a disciplinary measure for any reason for which the employer coul … Read more »

  • Uber appeal – Drivers have worker statusNovember 14, 2017

    The EAT has dismissed Uber’s appeal against the employment tribunal’s decision that its drivers are ‘workers’ within the meaning of S.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) and the equivalent definitions in the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (NMWA 1998) and the Working Time Regulatio … Read more »

  • Drug and alcohol testing: have you got your employee’s consent?November 13, 2017

    The idiom “I’m chained to my desk” is one familiar to many, but for the Queensland District Court the relationship between the workplace and incarceration may not always stop there. In Pere v Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service[1], a hospital fire safety and security officer brought an ac … Read more »

  • Bilanzsteuerrechtliche Risiken bei älteren BetriebsrentensystemenNovember 9, 2017

    Ältere Versorgungsordnungen nehmen hinsichtlich des Anspruchsbeginns häufig nicht ausdrücklich auf die aktuelle gesetzliche Regelaltersgrenze Bezug, sondern verweisen nach wie vor auf die starre Altersgrenze von 65 Jahren. Gleichwohl erbringen die meisten Unternehmen in der Praxis erst ab dem gesetz … Read more »