“Professional” modern awards coverage

This extract from a recent appeal decision of the Fair Work Commission is an excellent summary of the way in…

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Genuine redundancies; when must an employer consult?

One of the grounds which an employer must make out when seeking to establish the jurisdictional defence to an unfair…

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Employment law; which award applies?

There are many areas of employment law which depend upon assessing whether and if so which modern award or enterprise…

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Modern award coverage; Professional Employees Award

The legal issue of modern award coverage is very important to many unfair dismissal cases, particularly where the employee’s annual…

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Miscellaneous Award; wider coverage from today

From today, the coverage (area and scope) provisions of the Miscellaneous Award 2020, a modern award of the Fair Work…

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Fair work laws; which award applies?

Here is an extract from a Federal Court judgement which sets out the legal principles which apply when determining whether…

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Pay disputes; composite rate

Employers often strike agreements with employees to the effect that an employee will be paid an hourly rate. It is…

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How to check whether modern award applies

“The principal purpose test is well settled and was summarised in Carpenter v Corona Manufacturing 14: “In our view, in determining whether…

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Interpreting the coverage of modern awards

“‘Before turning to the specific grounds of appeal, it is useful to summarise the well settled principles to be applied…

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Modern award amendments

Changes to entitlements in most modern awards The following significant changes to minimum employment entitlements have recently been made by…

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