Portable long service leave; what is not “construction work”?

The Western Australian Industrial relations Commission has held that an employee was not entitled to be registered with MyLeave under…

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Reinstatement for unfair dismissal

  A Full Bench of the Western Australian Industrial relations Commission has upheld an appeal by the Public Transport Authority…

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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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Costs in the Fair Work Commission; cheap and cheerful is welcome

Costs in the Fair Work Commission; cheap and cheerful is welcome; Rolls Royce is not “In the original Security for…

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Unfair dismissal; how to judge

The issue whether the dismissal of an employee is relevantly unfair for the Fair Work Commission to grant relief to…

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Genuine redundancy; how long to upskill?

The dismissal of an employee cannot be regarded as an unfair dismissal if it results from a genuine redundancy. There are…

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BOOT test explained

For an enterprise agreement to be registered by the Fair Work Commission, it is necessary that the Commission be satisfied…

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Another warning to labour hire companies

There is an unhealthy propensity for labour hire employers to turn a blind eye to the implications of  a client…

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What is a valid reason for dismissal under the Fair Work Act?

Although it might be to slightly over simplify the process, the way in which the Fair Work Act instructs the…

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Serious misconduct and the Fair Work Act

Sec 12 of the the Fair Work Act 2009 provides that “serious misconduct’ has the meaning prescribed by the regulations….

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