Some points for employers to take into account in their approach to COVID-19 risks in the workplace

Some points for employers to take into account in their approach to COVID-19 risks in the workplace – as at November 2021 Employers in NSW will be well aware of their obligation to “ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable”, the health and safety of their employees and others in the workplace. What of employer obligations with respect to COVID-19…

Workplace Surveillance – the position as at November 2021

Workplace Surveillance – the position as at November 2021 Many of us will be familiar with the sight of speed cameras, red-light cameras and Safe-T-Cams on roads, ‘street safety cameras’ in urban settings, and CCTV cameras monitoring home security. What of the use of surveillance cameras in the workplace? Can an employer simply proceed to install a security system which…

PROTECTING EMPLOYER INTERESTS VIA CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES – POINTS FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment contracts frequently contain provisions imposing restrictions on an employee after the end of employment.  Such provisions, often referred to as “Restraint of Trade”, aim to protect the rights of the employer, but issues often arise as to how wide the restraints can be – restraints which are too broad may be unenforceable. Types of Restraint Employers may seek to…

Annual Leave Entitlements

The position as at July 2015. In this post we cover how many annual leave days you are entitled to under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA). An employee’s leave (holiday) entitlements are set and protected under the National Employment Standards in the FWA. Section 87 provides an employee is entitled to 4 weeks per year. This accrues progressively during…

Mould in a Rental Property

In this post we will discuss what a tenant (ie renter or leasee) do if his or her house is mouldy? Can the lease be terminated and can compensation be claimed? A landlord has an obligation provide a property that is clean and fit for habitation at the start of the lease. The landlord also has an obligation to maintain…