Rare award of general damages for general protections’ case

In a reasonably rare award of damages for non-economic loss by the Federal Circuit Court in a general protections’ case,…

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Costs orders in general protections’ cases

There is some judicial controversy about the capacity of the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of…

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Does an award apply to your employment?

There are various circumstances in which it is necessary to determine whether a modern award applies to employment. Self-evidently that…

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How to calculate compensation for unfair dismissal

Today, I have included in my blog a post about assessing compensation for unfair dismissal. I have included an extract…

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Remedies for unfair dismissal; lost long service leave

It is a matter of some controversy whether the Fair Work Commission can or should include a component of lost…

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Remedies for unfair dismissal; lost pay

Where the Fair Work Commission orders reinstatement to an employee found to have been unfairly dismissed, it may also order…

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Deductions from employee entitlements

Under the Fair Work Act, employers are not permitted to deduct money from an employees’ statutory, award, enterprise agreement or…

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Legal costs in the Fair Work Commission

Notwithstanding the frequency with which inexperienced and sometimes ignorant lawyers threaten costs applications in the Fair Work Commission which are…

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When is a demotion a dismissal?

I am often asked by both employers and employees to provide advice about the legal implications of the demotion of…

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Unfair dismissal; reinstatement despite “bruising”

Reinstatement is the primary remedy for unfair dismissal under both the Fair Work Act and the Western Australian Industrial Relations…

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