Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters


Tuesday, 3 March 2020
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The superannuation industry post-COVID Head of Superannuation & Insurance, Kim Shaw, discusses the superannuation industry in a post-pandemic world.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
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Should your clients withdraw their super early? Principal Lawyer Josh Mennen discusses what financial counsellors, advocacy groups, agencies and NFPs can tell clients who are looking to withdraw super early.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
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Signing and witnessing Wills: what are the rules? Head of Wills and Estates Planning, Andrew Simpson, talks the rules around signing and witnessing Wills.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
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When can workers contest an employer’s demand for personal information? Employers are increasingly using technology to monitor, control and surveil their workers. Often new technology systems are implemented without consultation with workers, or regard to whether workers even consent to such arrangements.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
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Short term relief: interim orders to stop bullying The Fair Work Act allows eligible bullied workers to make an application to the Fair Work Commission seeking orders that the bullying stop. However, once a bullying application is made, what options are available to workers to combat the continued bullying whilst awaiting a hearing?
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
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Contractors injured at work It is well known that employees are generally covered by WorkCover when they are injured in the course of their employment. However, the situation is more difficult for contractors.
Friday, 6 December 2019
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Free standard Will for union members Maurice Blackburn has made the process of getting a Will faster and easier online so all union members and their partners can create a FREE standard Will.
Friday, 6 December 2019
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Exceptional circumstances: When will the Commission accept late Unfair Dismissal applications? Unfair dismissal applications must be filed within 21 calendar days of the dismissal taking effect. This is a strict time limit and late applications will only be allowed where there are exceptional circumstances.
Friday, 6 December 2019
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Why end of year parties may lead to dismissing an employee The end of year party is a great way to relax, debrief and bond with your colleagues. But the end of year party also tends to be alcohol-fuelled and brings with it the risk that people will behave badly, which may lead to dismissing an employee.
Thursday, 14 November 2019
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Genetic testing and Australia's insurance industry Test can now predict the risk of someone developing a particular disease during their lifetime, offering the possibly of preventative treatment. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs are so rapid that neither the law nor the insurance industry has kept up.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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Skin cancer: the importance of early detection Even if all ‘slip, slop, slap’ preventative measures are taken, many Australians will continue to be at risk of developing skin cancer during their lifetime, with the Cancer Council reporting that two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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Dismissal based on mental health discrimination found to be unlawful Almost half of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime. But what happens when your work tries to force you to attend medical appointments while you’re on stress leave, and then fires you?