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Greg Smith

Who’s right on health checks?

RECENT comments by Justice Madgwick in the Federal Court have suggested that employers have a right to require employees to undergo medical examinations, even where there is no express contractual right in the employment contract.

Due process employers’ friend in cases of employee misconduct

THE recent controversy surrounding the Federal Government’s attempt to introduce amendments to the Workplace Relations Act exempting small businesses from unfair dismissal laws highlights employers’ difficulties when it comes to

Facing up to responsibility

In Western Australia, companies and individual employees are, and always have been, subject to criminal liability for accidents in the workplace.

Exposing a legal minefield

RECENT court decisions have examined the rights of employers in managing employees who abuse or misuse a company’s email and Internet system.