11 April, 2017

Landmark Anti-Bullying Order Restrains Employer from Continuing with a Disciplinary Investigation.

In a landmark decision in a case under the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act, Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) restrained an employer from imposing disciplinary sanctions on an employee, (including dismissing the  employee), or taking further steps in a disciplinary investigation  until the FWC had determined the employee’s anti-bullying application. The case of Lynette Bayly (AB2017/134) involved […]

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23 November, 2016

UNSW Employment Law Seminar.

Michael Doherty chaired an Employment Law Seminar hosted by the University of NSW today. The presenters were four of the most respected identities in employment law and workplace relations; Vice President Joseph Catanzariti of the Fair Work Commission, Danny King,  Joydeep Hor and Gareth Jolly. It was a fantastic event attended by a mix of private practice & […]

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3 November, 2016

What do you do when the Fair Work Ombudsman calls?

In a recent speech to the Law Institute of Victoria, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”); Natalie James, provided a rare window into the way in which the FWO operates including providing “tips” on how lawyers and the FWO can work effectively together to avoid “pitfalls” when advising clients regarding matters involving the FWO. The speech […]

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27 October, 2016

Post-Employment Restraint Clause for CFO Knocked Out

Post-Employment Restraint Clause for CFO Knocked Out A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Just Group Ltd v Peck has brought sharply into focus the circumstances in which even though an employer can establish that it has a legitimate interest in protecting its confidential information, a post-employment restraint of trade clauses that is too wide […]

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25 April, 2016

MD Legal opens it’s doors for business

MD Legal opens its doors for business. The firm aims to form partnerships with its clients, not just business relationships.  We offer all the advantages of a top tier firm in the more intimate and cost effective setting of a boutique firm.