Legal: Partial long service leave payment denied after almost 10 years’ service
A recent case before the Industrial Court has prompted the state government to look at removing a legal “anomaly” that can put employees’ entitlement to a long service leave payout at risk.07 November 2019 Read More
Legal: The need for sensitivity in public statements
Issues relating to speech by employees both in the discharge of their duties and in their non-work lives are currently featuring very much in public debate, in court cases and in proposed legislation.01 October 2019 Read More
Legal: Naming and shaming in a classroom anecdote is not a valid reason for dismissal
The Fair Work Commission has ordered TAFE Victoria to reinstate a vocational education teacher terminated for naming a prominent local farmer when providing students with an educational anecdote.22 August 2019 Read More
Legal: Teachers, professionalism and occupational discipline law
When allegations are made against teachers, a variety of legal proceedings can follow.09 July 2019 Read More
Legal: Imagine life without Snapchat...
If social media is a ticking time bomb for teachers, Snapchat is a meteor hurtling towards Earth. It can destroy your world.31 May 2019 Read More
Legal: Slop, slap, slip on a hard hat?
SCHOOL leaders are usually quite willing to have construction works at their schools. But how far does their responsibility go?14 February 2019 Read More