In this issue: We look at a case in which an executive’s termination was held to have been lawful; a development in the test for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors; new Victorian anti-bullying legislation; enforcement of a post-employment restraint; company director liability for underpayment of wages; protected action ballot orders and when they can be granted; employer negligence for failing to protect employees from psychiatric injury; possession of psychological disorder not sufficient to make performance management and dismissal unfair; and increases to the national minimum wage.
- Termination of senior executive found to be lawful
- Employee or independent contractor – can you tell the difference?
- Victoria’s tough stance on workplace bullies
- Fashioning remedies in restraint cases
- Personal liability of company directors for underpayment of wages
- Refusal to bargain justifies protected action
- Focus: Employer’s failure to foresee risk of psychiatric injury comes at a high cost
- Employee with psychological disorder not unfairly dismissed
- National minimum wages increase 3.4 per cent