Modern award coverage; how to identify

This extract from a recent Federal Court decision in a general protections and award enforcement case sets out the principles…

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Unfair dismissal and the Building and Construction Award 2010

Where an employee’s annual rate of earnings exceeds the high income threshold under the Fair Work Act he or she…

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“Professional” modern awards coverage

This extract from a recent appeal decision of the Fair Work Commission is an excellent summary of the way in…

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Coverage of awards and enterprise agreements to employment

One of the important issues in employment law is whether an employee’s work is covered by a modern award or…

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Employment law; what is the construction industry

There are many cases in Australian employment law which turn upon the industry in which an employee works. For example…

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Which award applies to a job?

The issue whether a modern award or enterprise agreement applies to a job is of profound importance in employment law….

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Miscellaneous Award; wider coverage from today

From today, the coverage (area and scope) provisions of the Miscellaneous Award 2020, a modern award of the Fair Work…

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Fair work laws; which award applies?

Here is an extract from a Federal Court judgement which sets out the legal principles which apply when determining whether…

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Unfair dismissal; whether award applies to employment

One of the qualifying criteria for determining whether an employee may pursue a claim for unfair dismissal is, in the…

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How to check whether modern award applies

“The principal purpose test is well settled and was summarised in Carpenter v Corona Manufacturing 14: “In our view, in determining whether…

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