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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Award and enterprise agreement coverage

The issue of determining whether an enterprise agreement or a modern award covers the employment terms of an employee is…

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Modern awards and enterprise agreements in the fair work system

The issue of whether a modern award, or for that matter an enterprise agreement,  covers the terms of employment of…

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How to determine award classification

The issue of whether an award or enterprise agreement applies to an employee, and if so what classification applies to…

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Unfair dismissal; who is protected?

An employee whose income exceeds the high income threshold (currently $142,000) is not protected under the Fair Work Act from…

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