Long Service Leave and serious misconduct

Under most of the various State long service legislation an employer has the right to withhold paying pro rata long…

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Unfair dismissal and long service leave

There will be occasions when the proximity of the gaining of an entitlement to long service leave may render a…

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Long service leave and unfair dismissal

Long service leave is a creature of State legislation, not federal. In Wstern Australia, for example, and employer is not…

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Long service leave for casuals in Western Australia

It is not as well understood as it should be, but in Western Australia casual employees are entitled to long…

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Remedies for unfair dismissal; lost long service leave

It is a matter of some controversy whether the Fair Work Commission can or should include a component of lost…

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Long service leave and unfair dismissal

Long service leave entitlements are provided for by State and Territory legislation, not the national Fair Work Act. Ironically, then,…

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Long service leave in Western Australia

Unlike most statutory work entitlements which for the majority of Australian employees are governed by the national fair work system,…

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Portable long service leave; what is not “construction work”?

The Western Australian Industrial relations Commission has held that an employee was not entitled to be registered with MyLeave under…

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Long service leave and sham dismissals

Every now and again, if representing an employee in an unfair dismissal case, I come across a situation in which…

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Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s; loss of long service leave by dismissal

How does long service leave denied by a dismissal affect compensation for unfair dismissal? In Shorten and Others v Australian…

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