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Legal: Partial long service leave payment denied after almost 10 years’ service
7 Nov. 2019, 1:30 pm
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.
Legal: The need for sensitivity in public statements
1 Oct. 2019, 1:45 pm
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.
Legal: Naming and shaming in a classroom anecdote is not a valid reason for dismissal
22 Aug. 2019, 12:33 pm
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.
Legal: Teachers, professionalism and occupational discipline law
9 Jul. 2019, 4:01 pm
When allegations are made against teachers, a variety of legal proceedings can follow.
Legal: Imagine life without Snapchat...
31 May 2019, 1:47 pm
If social media is a ticking time bomb for teachers, Snapchat is a meteor hurtling towards Earth. It can destroy your world.
Legal: Slop, slap, slip on a hard hat?
14 Feb. 2019, 2:05 pm
SCHOOL leaders are usually quite willing to have construction works at their schools. But how far does their responsibility go?
Legal: Seeking a presumption of innocence
5 Nov. 2018, 4:26 pm
The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of law, a principle that has been relatively uncontroversial since it was introduced by third century Roman jurist Julius Paulus Prudentissimus.
Legal: Intimacy with students
11 Oct. 2018, 2:33 pm
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has little sympathy for teachers who commence sexual relationships with students and former students.
Legal: Health and safety in the classroom: hindsight is 20/20
5 Sep. 2018, 3:16 pm
Sometimes it feels like everyone knows what you should have done to prevent something bad from happening after the event, and you can’t help but think “if only they’d said something before”.
Understanding your legal rights
14 Jun. 2018, 11:07 am
Legal: ‘D’ for discipline
23 Apr. 2018, 11:51 am
Many teachers will have some interaction with a disciplinary process during their careers. It is therefore worth having a basic knowledge of what the process involves.
Legal assistance: it's your protection
15 Feb. 2018, 1:20 pm
Legal: Report everything; report often; report in writing
1 Nov. 2017, 2:52 pm


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