Beware the fine print; aquiescence in employment

During the life of an employment relationship, it is common for material terms of the employment relationship to be varied….

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Transfer of employee to new position; a dismissal?

The Fair Work Commission has held that an employer does not have the right to transfer an employee from one…

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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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The risks of refusing an amended contract of employment

An employer has the same right to seek to amend the terms of employment of an employee as the employee…

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Varying employment conditions; the myths

I am frequently asked by both employers and employees whether an employer can vary conditions of employment in the employment…

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The answer is in the fine print; reduced hours in tough times

I am increasingly being asked by both employers and employees who are subject to the national fair work system, whether…

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Alteration to conditions of employment without employee’s consent; new contract?

The circumstances in which a unilateral change to an employee’s employment conditions by an employer without the employee’s consent will…

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The pen is mightier than the sword; when will a written contract be varied orally?

1 In Landsheer v Morris Corporation (WA) Pty Ltd [2014] WAIRC 00034; (2014) 94 WAIG 37, Smith AP set out…

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