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Megan Cant

Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety

Expertise

Megan is a Senior Associate in our Workplace Relations & Safety group. Megan is an experienced lawyer in all aspects of employment, industrial relations, and work health and safety law. She has assisted large and small to medium sized employers in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on the professional services, manufacturing, cash-in-transit, tourism, health, and not-for-profit sectors.

Experience

Megan’s recent experience includes:

  • advising on the full suite of employment and industrial law matters in the transition of a state owned corporation to a NSW public sector body
  • advising an international fast moving consumer goods company on the employment and industrial law matters regarding the sale of assets in its manufacturing factory
  • advising and representing employers in general protections, unfair dismissal, and discrimination proceedings
  • drafting and advising on contracts of employment, incentive schemes, independent contractor arrangements, and employment policies
  • advising on whistle-blower protections
  • assisting employers in industrial disputes and enterprise bargaining
  • advising and assisting employers on all aspects of employment matters, including on-boarding new employees, disciplinary matters, managing ill and injured employees, terminations, redundancies, and post-employment restraints.

Publications

17 June 2020 - Knowledge

Court confirms long term casual employment is not all it seems

#Workplace Relations & Safety

A ruling from the Full Bench of the Federal Court has confirmed that annual leave, compassionate leave and personal leave is payable to employees who have been incorrectly regarded by employers as long-term casuals.

11 March 2020 - Knowledge

COVID-19 – is it business as usual?

#Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19

With the coronavirus outbreak causing panic among the general public and in workplaces, we outline some reasonably practicable steps employers can take to minimise the risk of injury and alarmism among staff and others at their workplace.

06 September 2019 - Knowledge

A ‘day’ is surprisingly complex, says the Full Federal Court

#Workplace Relations & Safety

We take a look at a decision that is particularly important for employers who employ shift workers, outlining what business needs to consider regarding personal leave payments.

21 May 2019 - Knowledge

Workplace safety or employee privacy? FWC battles conflicting interests in unfair dismissal claim

#Workplace Relations & Safety

In upholding an employee’s unfair dismissal appeal, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has issued a strong warning to employers about using data collection technologies in breach of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

06 November 2018 - Knowledge

Industrial muscle exposes union’s sham safety concerns

#Workplace Relations & Safety

Misuse of safety entry permits has resulted in a union and its officials being penalised $313,000 after threatening to “smash” non-unionised contractors.