Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters


Wednesday, 1 May 2019
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Big wins for Maurice Blackburn’s union clients The past few months have seen Maurice Blackburn’s industrial team secure big wins for a number of our union clients.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
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Federal Court decision raises the bar for right of entry The decision sets out strict requirements which a right of entry notice must meet in order to be valid under sections 481 and 518 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act).
Thursday, 1 November 2018
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Ensuring the safety of fatigued workers on their journey home The decision of the Queensland Supreme Court highlights the responsibilities of labour hire companies, host employers and mine operators for the safety of fatigued workers on their journey home.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
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My Health Records The Senate committee looking at the My Health Record System has recently lodged its report that includes a number of recommendations about measures to ensure greater scrutiny of this process in the interests of properly protecting people’s health record information.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
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Casual employment defined by substance not form If an employee has continuous, fixed and predictable work patterns, they are more likely to be considered a permanent employee.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
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FWC Full Bench provides guidance on when it will extend the notice period for protected industrial action Employers sometimes seek that if the Commission makes a protected action ballot order, it impose a longer period of notice of industrial action on a union.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
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When is an injury or illness work related? There are illnesses and injuries that can occur, which on the face of them, may not seem work related. This can include things like heart attacks, stress conditions or a worsening of a previous injuries or illness.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
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Recent US decision on delivery workers The Fair Work Ombudsman’s recent commencement of a prosecution of Foodora for falsely categorising delivery workers as independent contractors has again raised questions as to how Australian law differentiates between an independent contractor and an employee.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
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High Court decisions show a need to change the rules Three recent decisions of the High Court provide a clear indication that the industrial relations framework in Australia is in dire need of repair, and, that the rules need to be changed.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
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Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill would impose high administrative burden on Unions; big fines and jail time for non-compliance Activist organisations and charities have been campaigning against the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding as Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
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Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law: Same-Same, but Different If you have been injured in the workplace or if your psychological health has been affected by your employment, you may be eligible to make a claim for workers’ compensation under a State or Federal Workers’ Compensation Scheme (Comcare).
Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Coal dust: more than just black lung In late 2015, Queensland was rocked by news of the re-emergence of black lung, a disease that was wrongly assumed by many, including the Mines Department and Queensland Health, to have disappeared.  Tragically, however, it is a disease that never went away.