Casual employees and redundancy pay

As a general rule true casual employees are not entitled to redundancy pay or notice of dismissal. This is because…

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Constructive dismissal broken down into elements

I have included the following extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission because it constitutes a technical…

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What car allowances are included in the high income threshold?

There has been much confusion amongst fair work practitioners about what types or elements of motor vehicle allowances should be…

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The collection and use of biometric data in the workplace

It is becoming increasingly attractive to employers to introduce technology which facilitates the use of biometric data collection. Biometric data…

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Unfair dismissal; allowances and the high income threshold

What allowances, and in particular, what motor vehicle allowances are to be included in the rate of earnings calculation for…

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Unfair termination; punishment must fit the crime

There is a clear and very firm principle of fair work law which has been developed in the unfair dismissal…

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Unfair dismissal; minimum employment periods

To be protected from unfair dismissal and Australian employee must satisfy various fundamental jurisdictional requirements which include that he or…

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Unfair dismissal and capacity to do the job

One of the fundamental tests which must be applied by industrial tribunals when determining whether the dismissal of an employee…

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Unfair and unlawful dismissal explained

Most Australians are reasonably familiar with the concept of unfair dismissal. In fact I often say to employees and employers…

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The effect of a dismissal during notice of resignation

It is not uncommon for an employee to give notice of resignation under an employment contract, or even pursuant to…

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