Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters


Wednesday, 1 September 2021
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An update on silica-related injuries The Global Burden of Disease Study estimate that there are 10,400 silica-related deaths each year and, with latency periods as short as three (3) years in some cases, men and women of all ages are at risk of developing silica-related injuries.
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Update to the case law on mandatory vaccinations In recent months, the Fair Work Commission has dealt with a number of unfair dismissal applications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of those decisions in particular have further clarified the Commission’s likely approach to mandatory vaccinations in the workplace.
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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Can your employer dock your take-home pay, to meet the new 10 percent super increase? After much kicking and screaming, the Federal Government has agreed to an increase to the Superannuation Guarantee, that is, the amount employers must pay into their workers super funds, from 9.5% to 10% to take effect from 1 July 2021.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
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The Omnibus Bill – Watered Down but Entrenching Casual Employment The Omnibus Bill, properly known as the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 in its first iteration, proposed a significant number of reforms to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act). These reforms were employer centric and broadly anti-worker. Maurice Blackburn and our clients opposed the Omnibus Bill.
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
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Financial hardship on migrant brides A disturbing trend of migrant brides being left out of their spouse’s Will after they pass is causing significant financial hardship and isolation across Australia.
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
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Family feud: lending money to family National Head of Wills & Estates, Andrew Simpson, provides tips on how to avoid disputes down the track when lending money to relatives.
Monday, 7 September 2020
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Chronic illness in the age of a pandemic We discuss how referrers can help their clients with chronic conditions access TPD insurance entitlements if they are unable to work.
Friday, 22 May 2020
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General protections update: complaints and inquires It is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee because they have made a complaint or inquiry in relation to their employment. But what kind of complaints and inquiries are protected?
Friday, 22 May 2020
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Union update: early access to super What union members and officials should know before they apply for early access to super in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and relaxed restrictions.
Friday, 22 May 2020
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Religious institution: subject to devastating child sexual abuse Liability Response from solicitors acting for a religious institution in which our client was subject to devastating child sexual abuse.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
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Life insurers must walk the walk to restore faith, or face years of Hayne pain Australians are abandoning life insurance in droves, and it’ll be difficult for insurers to win back trust, writes Josh Mennen.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
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What you should know about the changes to automatic insurance cover There have been recent legislative changes that impact the insurance held by Australian workers through their superannuation accounts.  It is important to understand how these changes will impact you now and in the future.