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Case Reviews

  • Employee sexual harassment claims fails due to expired limitation period and lack of evidence
  • Employee compensation claim dismissed after employee refused to attend medical examination
  • Non-solicitation clause could not be upheld as there was no solicitation by employee
  • Two companies liable for inducing a de facto director to breach employment contract
  • Termination payments not taxable if paid wholly for the abolition of employee's contractual rights
  • Fraudulent employees ordered to pay damages to employer

Legislative Developments

  • Compulsory reinstatement and reengagement rights – Employment (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 now in effect
  • Paternity leave to be increased by early 2019
  • 2018 Policy Address: Key updates – Maternity leave updates and abolishing the MPF off-setting arrangement
  • Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 progresses
  • MPF contributions to be increased
  • Regulation of working hours abolished
  • Immigration update: Official change in policy for same-sex dependant visas
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