Publications and presentations

Chen Palmer is at the cutting edge of public law and employment law – so there’s always lots going on. Here you can find media releases, articles and presentations by us, and examples of our work in the news.

Public Law Toolbox Conference Programme

30 Apr 2012 / Publications and presentations

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Drug Testing of Employees

27 Apr 2012 / Publications and presentations

Drug testing of employees

A recent ruling by Fair Work Australia has found that making employees submit to urine tests for drug use is “unjust and unreasonable” as the tests can detect drug usage from the weekend. This may have no bearing on an employee’s ability to do their job safely. 

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Conflicts of Interest

27 Apr 2012 / Publications and presentations

Conflicts of Interest

Nick Smith resigned as a result of letters written in his capacity as ACC Minister.  Bronwyn Pullar, friend and former National Party official, approached Mr Smith in 2010 for help with her ACC claim.  As a loyal friend, he accepted.  So what’s the problem and why did he have to go?

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Settlement Issues

27 Apr 2012 / Publications and presentations

Settlement Issues

Tax deductions

Employers have an obligation to deduct tax from income paid to an employee.  But what about an employer’s tax obligations when the employer and the employee enter into a settlement agreement to resolve issues arising from the employment relationship?

 

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The economics of pursuing or defending a personal grievance

27 Apr 2012 / Publications and presentations

The economics of pursuing or defending a personal grievance

Pursuing or defending a personal grievance is not a cheap or easy business for either employers or employees.   Before considering whether or not to jump into the prospect of litigation, there are a number of issues to consider for both sides.

 

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Mai Chen in the Herald : Get to know Mom to have your say on asset sales

15 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

The opposition to the Government's Mixed Ownership Model (Mom) Bill introduced on March 5, 2012, shows the tools described in The Public Law Toolbox, in action.

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THE WAIT IS OVER: PUBLIC LAW TOOLBOX PUBLISHED

14 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

We are proud to announce that Mai Chen’s much awaited Public Law Tool Box has been published.

 

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Mai Chen in the Herald: Mai Chen out to help businesses deal with govt

12 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

Mai Chen discusses the perils of the private sector squaring up against the might of government.

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Mai Chen: Public Law Toolbox

04 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

Listen to Mai Chen discuss what the Public Law Toolbox can do for you here.

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Mai Chen in the Herald: Sex offender case shows law's limits

01 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

The recent case of the convicted sex offender assuming multiple identities to work in a number of schools with kids as young as 5 when existing information sharing arrangements should have prevented this from happening, shows the limits of the law.

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