TOPIC: Employment law

Unpaid work placements: Where’s the line between opportunity and exploitation?

Unpaid work placements: Where’s the line between opportunity and exploitation?

Maurice Blackburn’s Giri Sivaraman cautions against finding yourself in an unlawful unpaid work arrangement.

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Parental leave entitlements for LGBTI employees

Parental leave entitlements for LGBTI employees

What are the parental leave entitlements for LGBTI employees, including birth-related leave and adoption-related leave? What’s available and how can it be accessed?

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Carers’ rights: Juggling home and work

Carers’ rights: Juggling home and work

Many Australian employees have the daunting task of juggling caring commitments with work responsibilities. Here we discuss the rights and entitlements of carers, and the best course of action if these are denied.

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The back-to-work demotion

The back-to-work demotion

It’s unlawful for an employer to demote you when you return to work from parental leave. Still, this issue remains prevalent.

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So you’re thinking of leaving your money to charity?

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We need to talk about silicosis

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