Beth Kitchener

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Reasonable Notice Claims – Update

It is generally accepted that the common law will imply a term of “reasonable notice” into a contract of employment which makes no provision for termination notice.  However, this general rule was displaced by the case of Brennan v Kangaroo Island Council [2013] SASCFC 151 which found that reasonable notice may not be implied in … Continue reading

Do you need to amend your parental leave policies to avoid “double dipping”?

The 2015 Budget proposed changes to Paid Parental Leave Act that would stop parents claiming paid parental leave (PPL) from both their employer and from the Federal Government.  Described in an interview on 10 May 2015 by The Honourable Joe Hockey MP as designed to avoid “double dipping”, the changes are intended to represent $1 … Continue reading

Bullying claims: the tsunami never arrived

The tsunami of stop bullying applications expected to be lodged with by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after 1  January 2014, was instead a trickle of only 343 application in the first six months of the jurisdiction, according to the FWC’s Annual Report for 2013-2014. In the six month period ending 30 June 2014, the … Continue reading