Court confirms employer’s right to direct employees on sick leave

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal When employees are absent from work on sick leave, employers often have to walk a narrow line between the lawful and the unlawful. On the one hand, the employee has the right to be absent on sick leave, and interfering with that right can land you on […]

Employer underpaying employees, spends night in jail

By Victoria Hansen and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Following a night in jail, a Northern Queensland employer who underpaid his staff has won a stay on a 12 month jail term which was imposed for defying a court order. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) who brought the case against the owner-operator of the business, stated […]