Unfair dismissal; reduction of hours and constructive dismissal

As I posted yesterday, the issue of the relationship between the reduction of a casual employee’s hours and whether this…

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Unfair dismissal; casual employees and reduced hours

The concept of the rights of casual employees when hours are reduced is complex, as is evident in this extract…

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Employment contracts; what formality is required?

An application for an unfair dismissal remedy was brought by an applicant who did cleaning work at the respondent’s hostel…

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First JobKeeper dispute in the Fair Work Commission

In what I believe to be the first JobKeeper dispute dealt with by the Fair Work Commission, a Qantas employee…

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JobKeeper disputes; Fair Work Commision procedures

The Fair Work Commission has just released a statement by the President of the Commission, Justice Ross,  about the procedures…

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JobKeeper abuses; employers be very aware

From many calls which have been made to my office during the past fortnight, it is evident that many employers…

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Stand Down disputes

The Fair Work Commission has been granted further powers by the Commonwealth to deal inter alia with Covid 19 stand…

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Redundancy in Australia; the concept of redeployment

For the termination of the employment of an employee to constitute a genuine redundancy, and thus be a complete jurisdictional…

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Genuine redundancy; the legal requirements

Employers which are sued for unfair dismissal have a complete jurisdictional defence if they can establish that the dismissal arose…

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Classic definition of redundancy

Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission which contains a classic definition of what…

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