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LITIGATION AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Contract & Policy Reviews

Employment contracts should be reserved for the minimum terms and conditions to govern the relationship of employer and employee. Outside the minimum terms and conditions can be matters best reserved for policies. The advantage of policies is that if drafted carefully they govern expected behaviours of employees but do not become contractual terms. For example matters for policy can be bonuses and commission payments, bullying and harassment, social media use and expenses. Nevett Ford is experienced in reviewing employment contracts and policies to ensure that unnecessary overlap is avoided.

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Philip Brewin
Greg Doran
Caroline Mostafa
Tarryn Jeffery
Tom Drake
Melonee Davies

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Expert Witness 101

Expert Witness 101

INTRODUCTION The decision of DP (a pseudonym) v Bird [2021] VSC 850 offers valuable guidance for the selection and briefing of expert witnesses, as well as how the Court expects expert witnesses to conduct themselves in the course of forming their opinions. The matter...

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Mediation – What You Need To Know

Mediation – What You Need To Know

Mediation is one of a number of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes which aim to encourage parties to resolve legal disputes before proceeding to trial. Though generally a voluntary procedure, the importance of attempting to resolve matters before trial is...

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To Consult Does Not Mean To Mandate

To Consult Does Not Mean To Mandate

The decision in CFMMEU v Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd [2021] FWCFB 6059 shows the importance of consultation before a direction to employees will be deemed lawful and reasonable. The full bench of the Fair Work Commission undertook an exhaustive review of the facts and...

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Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry is a powerful word. For people receiving an apology it can validate and acknowledge their feelings and emotions and can be an important step on the path to healing. In a legal context saying sorry was equated with admitting fault for the incident giving rise to...

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