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The climate is right for an energy sector CDR

Retail energy prices, and the energy sector in general, remain the focus of sustained political attention.

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Employee entitlement to domestic violence leave commences for over 2.3 million Australians

As of 1 August 2018, over 2.3 million Australian employees who are covered by modern awards are now entitled to five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year.

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Time for law firms to embrace the ‘bots’ and reimagine their workplace

The impact of technology on work has seen humans and machines collaborate, manual tasks automate, agility become the norm, and traditional career paths change.

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Disrupting the law: will technology supercharge the traditional operating model?

Disruption. Disruption. Disruption. As a former General Counsel (GC), there were two feelings I least enjoyed, surprises and disruption (and jet lag, but that’s three, so let’s just stick with…

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The big issues of 2017 are still resonating so check your HR practices and policies against our top 10

The New Year is fast receding but the events of 2017 are not so easily put behind us. The “#metoo” movement and the renewed push to stamp out sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace is continuing to gain momentum.

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Liability for Employee Claims: HR Managers can be in a precarious position

HR managers can be in a precarious position. As employees they are obliged to follow their employer’s directions and implement decisions that affect the workforce.

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The ins and outs of internships: an important experience but be mindful of the law

“The Intern” is a 2015 movie about widowed retiree Ben Whittaker, who lands a job as a “senior intern” with an online fashion site. In true Hollywood style, Ben faces…

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Employment awards: is it time for them to go?

As an employment lawyer, I am witness to a lot of frustration. Employing someone should be an easy thing.

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