Workplace bullying; when a stop order will be made

Workplace bullying; the Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction The Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to issue orders to stop and prevent workplace…

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The idiosyncratic vagaries of memory in unfair dismissals

  Here are the thoughts of a member of the Fair Work Commission on the reliability of memory in witnesses….

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Unpaid work experience; the law

The following case deals with an application for an unfair dismissal remedy by a young law graduate who sought to…

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Reducing an employee’s hours of work; a dismissal?

The vexed issue of whether a unilateral reduction in the number of hours available for an employee to work by…

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Interpreting employment contracts

Many of the cases which come before the industrial tribunals involve a dispute about the meaning of an employment contract….

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Implied terms of employment contracts

  There is much legal controversy about when and what to imply into employment contracts. The High Court has somewhat…

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The essential elements of a Fair Work adverse action case

The essential elements of a Fair Work adverse action case explained. Here is an extract of a recent Federal Court…

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The doctrine of set off in employment law; Part 2

Yesterday I posted a blog about what is required by Australian law to permit an employer to set off or…

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Setting off or absorbing award entitlements Part 1

It is quite common for an employer and an employee to reach an agreement that the employer will pay the…

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How to interpret employment contracts

How to interpret employment contracts “As I briefly touched upon at [52] above, the rights and liabilities of CSG and…

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