Issue 37, 2018

Thursday, 1 November 2018
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Federal Court decision raises the bar for right of entry Justice Flick’s decision in ALAEA v Qantas raises the bar for union permit holders seeking to exercise their 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). The case does however provide a roadmap about how to draft compliant entry notices.
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 in Kerle v BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Limited & Ors [2016] QSC 304, 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. Simply calling an employee a ‘casual’ is not enough, even if this is contained in a contract and an employee is paid a casual loading.