Employer needs no reason at all to dismiss at common law

A Full Bench of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has re-affirmed (if it needed to be) that there is…

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How to impose an across the board pay cut

The Fair Work Commission has applauded as appropriate an employer imposing an across the board temporary pay cut of 10%…

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Discretionary bonuses; a workplace right?

Is a promise of a bonus at the discretion of management an entitlement to a bonus? Many employees work in…

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Masterclass; interpreting contracts and agreements including in employment

One of the most common causes of legal disputes, right up there with personality clashes and egos and so forth,…

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Masterclass; managerial prerogative explained

The extent to which an employer retains management rights to manage a business without contravening its obligations (often called managerial…

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Sometimes discretion means no such thing

An employee is not precluded from recovering a discretionary bonus in court where he or she can demonstrate that the…

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To the manor born; what is management prerogative?

Managerial prerogatives are considered natural or intrinsic organic rights or put another way an unqualified authority which allow employers to…

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What part of no don’t you understand? Managerial prerogative and conditions of employment

What is the difference between managerial prerogative and a condition of employment? In Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union…

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How employer policies can be embedded in conditions of employment

In Romero v Farstad Shipping (IP) Pty Ltd (2014) FCAFC 177 delivered on 22 December 2014 a Full Federal Court…

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Conditions of employment

Most employers, certainly most HR managers, believe that the terms and conditions of the employer’s policies are binding upon employees….

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