2016 amendments to annual leave entitlements

2016 amendments to annual leave award provisions During 2016 the Fair Work Commission amended all modern awards so that from…

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Implications of becoming incapacitated for work while on personal leave

What is the situation if an employee falls ill whilst on paid annual leave? Sec 89(2) of the Fair Work…

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Can notice of termination run concurrently with annual leave?

For some odd reason, I have this week been asked three times whether an employer may provide notice of termination…

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Annual leave in advance

There is no legal obligation upon an employer to grant an employee annual leave in advance. The Fair Work Act,…

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Gardening leave; unfair dismissal or an employer’s right?

It is generally believed by employers that they have the right to send an employee on “gardening leave” either when…

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Curious and curiouser; annual leave accrues during woorkers compensation; Federal Court

Sec 130 of the Fair Work Act provides that NES leave does not accrue during a period when an employee…

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Leave loading payable on accrued leave at termination

Employers are obliged to pay employees their accrued but untaken annual leave on termination of employment at the rate the…

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Paid annual leave

The Fair Work Commission has determined that it is not permissible to incorporate a payment for annual leave into an…

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Annual leave loading on untaken leave?

There is a live issue about whether or not annual leave loadings are payable on top of a payment for…

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Annual leave/ holidays

Many times during the recent Christmas and New Year period, I was asked whether employers have the right to direct…

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