Publications By James Pomeroy
18th December 2013
From 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Commission will have jurisdiction to hear and deal with bullying complaints. We discuss the new laws.
6th May 2013
Welcome to the latest edition of our @Work newsletter, bringing you key updates in the employment and safety sectors.
1st May 2013
Considering the key rules relating to surveillance of employee emails by private sector employers in Australia. This was first published in Internet Law Bulletin (2013) (16)1.
26th November 2012
The Federal Government has released its exposure draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Draft Bill 2012 (Draft Bill) for public consultation. The Draft Bill is intended to replace the five separate pieces of Federal legislation which currently regulate anti-discrimination law in Australia.
13th September 2012
In this issue of @Work we cover the High Court’s first adverse action decision, an employer’s liability for the unlawful conduct of its employee and officer’s duties under the new work, health and safety laws.
13th August 2010
In this issue of @work we look at Paid Parental Leave, New ASX Corporate Governance Guidelines, Changes to unfair dismissal laws, redundancy and adverse action under the Fair Work Act.
29th April 2010
In this issue of @work we provide an in-depth overview of how the Fair Work Act is being applied in practice and highlights key issues for corporate counsel.
20th November 2009
In this issue of @work we look at the Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments Bill 2009) “Bill” and, consider the changes to the law relating to executive termination payments.
6th August 2009
In this issue of @work we look at the changes to unfair dismissal laws following the commencement of the Fair Work Act 2009 and changes to how payments in lieu of notice on termination should be calculated.
24th February 2009
In the February edition of @Work, Gilbert + Tobin examines the introduction of the Federal Government`s Fair Work Bill outlining the 10 National Employment Standards (NES) and the steps employers need to take to ensure compliance by 1 January 2010. We discuss personal liability issues for managers and directors, give an overview of a recent prosecution on award breaches and highlight the importance of correctly determining whether a person is an employee or a contractor.
23rd September 2008
In the current edition of @Work, Gilbert + Tobin identify liability issues for employers including repercussions of non compliance with workplace award conditions and corporate social responsibility, investigate proposed reforms for small business owners and draw attention to the impact of discrimination on career progression.
28th April 2008
In this edition of @Work, Gilbert + Tobin looks back at our recent event where we focused on the attraction and retention of staff ranging fron Generation Y to Baby Boomers. We also examine the Governments discussion paper detailing a second wave of reforms to the National Employment Standards.
18th February 2008
On 13 February 2008, the Federal Government introduced its first round of workplace relations changes into the Parliament. The centrepiece of the proposed legislation is the removal of the ability to make new Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (WorkChoices). @Work examines the proposed new legislation and identifies key aspects of WorkChoices which will continue at least until the transition to the Government`s new workplace system is complete. The commencement date of the new legislation will depend on the Federal Opposition, which has the numbers to block the legislation in the Senate until 30 June 2008. Once passed by Parliament, the Government will likely want the legislation to commence at the earliest opportunity.
19th July 2007
From 20 July 2007 employers must provide their employees with a new Workplace Relations Fact Sheet.