Employee or volunteer in fair work law

Every now and then, a dispute arises between parties about whether the relationship between them is as entity and volunteer…

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Legal representation in unfair dismissal cases

The Fair Work Act essentially bans legal and other professional* representation in cases in the Fair Work Commission where an…

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Employment law and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

This a decision of the Federal Circuit Court which explains the nature of its small claims jurisdiction arising out of…

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General protections cases and the first hurdle

As we know most general protections cases which are not initially settled by the Fair Work Commission are determined thereafter…

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General protections cases; whether there was a dismissal

Until quite recently the Fair Work Commission has taken the view in general protections’ cases in which there is a…

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General protections; memo to the Federal Court; please clarify

As I have said at various times in my posts, there is a judicial controversy in Australia about the formality…

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Workplace rights; what are they?

Here is a useful analysis of what constitutes a workplace right drawn from  a recent Federal Court case. “By s…

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Workplace rights defined for general protections

For some time now, there has been a judicial controversy in the Federal Court of Australia about the level of…

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General protections and workplace rights

It has become popular for former employees to initiate general protections’ claims based upon the statutory case of action in…

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Workplace rights and employer policies

A lawyer has lost a general protections case brought against a law firm in the Federal Court alleging that he…

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