NSW Supreme Court challenges to mandatory vaccination fail

Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard [2021] NSWSC 1320 On Friday 15 October 2021, two challenges to the NSW public health orders, restricting activities of residents who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (including their ability to work in certain industries) were dismissed by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the NSW Supreme Court. The proceedings were [...]

2021-10-25T00:17:53+00:00October 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NSW Supreme Court challenges to mandatory vaccination fail

Fair Work Commission Full Bench Decision Upholds Dismissal of Unvaccinated Worker Who Refused Flu Shot

Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care [2021] FWCFB 6015 An Appeal to the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in NSW has been unsuccessful, with the Full Bench majority upholding the dismissal of a receptionist at a NSW aged care facility who refused to get a flu vaccination shot. This decision will surely [...]

2021-10-05T22:36:31+00:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fair Work Commission Full Bench Decision Upholds Dismissal of Unvaccinated Worker Who Refused Flu Shot

Casual employees – Important changes businesses need to know

There have been some very important changes recently to the laws regarding casual employees. The National Employment Standards now include a right for a casual employee to become a full-time or part-time employee in the following circumstances: They have been with the same employer for 12 months; They have worked a regular pattern of hours [...]

2021-04-27T23:57:51+00:00April 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Casual employees – Important changes businesses need to know

Decarbonisation in 2021

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been planning Sulphur Oxide emissions cuts for a decade, and it came to force in January 2020. Builders and owners are slowly inching moving towards alternative fuels altogether. Pierre-Etienne Franc of Air Liquide and Saehoon Kim of Hyundai, Co-Secretaries of the Hydrogen Council, are of the view that the [...]

2021-02-03T07:34:50+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Decarbonisation in 2021
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