JobKeeper stimulus package; answers to all the questions

The JobKeeper stimulus package, which has profound implications for almost all Australian employers, and many if not most most employees…

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Unfair dismissal; opportunity to defend

One of the matters which the Fair Work Commission is obliged to take into account  when determining whether the termination…

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Does an employee have a workplace right to refuse to work overtime?

“In theoretical terms, I accept that the entitlement to refuse to perform overtime work may amount to a workplace right. …

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The concept of serious misconduct by an employee

It is not often that the Federal Court takes a look at the common aw principles which apply to contracts…

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Unfair dismissal; labour hire employers

Labour hire companies are just as liable to be sued for unfair dismissal as a conventional employer, as this extract…

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Unfair dismissal; misconduct

“Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case which sets…

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Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

Here is a very useful link to the web site of the Fair Work Ombudsman which has a good practical…

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Hospitality industry and the Covid19 virus pandemic

The Fair Work Commission is currently dealing with a very urgent application to amend the Restaurant Industry Award in an…

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Employment law issues due to the Caronavirus pandemic Part 1

There are many impacts of the coronavirus/Covid19 pandemic on workplaces in Australia, and there has been a significant number of…

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Unfair dismissal; is there a valid reason?

One of the most important legal tests whether a termination of employment by an employer is relevantly unfair is whether…

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