Unfair dismissal and reduced hours

Recently I have had occasion to receive calls from several employees seeking advice about their rights when an employer reduces…

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Overtime and additional hours

The Fair Work Act provides that an employer must not request or require an employee to work more than 38…

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Unfair dismissal and regular and systematic work

There are various implications under the Fair Work Act depending upon whether the work of an employee is “regular and…

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What are reasonable extra hours of work?

Most Australian employees are employed, whether they know it or not, under a modern award or enterprise agreement. Nevertheless there…

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Is a lunch break time worked?

Sec 62 of the Fair Work Act provides that it is unlawful for an employer to request or require a…

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At one’s beck and call; overtime in Australia

Most Australian employees are employed, whether they know it or not, under a modern award or enterprise agreement. Nevertheless there…

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Majority of workers rules extra hours reasonable

The National Employment Standards prescribed by the Fair Work Act provide that an employer must not request or require a…

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