Covid lock downs and workplaces

As a matter of ordinary contract law, it is likely that in most circumstances during the Covid 19 pandemic, an…

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Covid 19, vaccines and the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has determined that an aged residential care employee who had consistently for years refused to have…

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Vaccinations and the workplace

In a particularly interesting decision in an unfair dismissal case, a member of the Fair Work Commission has held that…

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Unfair dismissal and Covid 19

The approach of the Fair Work Commission to dismissals in workplaces affected by Covid 19 is evidenced by the following…

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Vaccinations in the workplace and Covid 19

In a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission on an application by an employee for an extension of time…

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Termination of employment for Covid guideline breach

The following is a portion of a decision by the Fair Work Commission which deals with an unfair dismissal claim…

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Covid 19 stand downs in Australia

  *******  The following decision of the Fair Work Commission has been varied by the employee on 21 May 2021…

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Redundancy and operational reasons

The following passage from a recent unfair dismissal case heard by the Fair Work Commission deals with the elements of…

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Stand down orders in Covid

In addition to the powers employers have during the Covid pandemic to issue Jobkeeper enabling directions to employees who the…

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Standing down employees under the Fair Work Act

Quite apart from the specific amendments to the Fair Work Act which enable an employer to vary the hours of…

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