Annual leave and notice of termination

Can an employer require an employee to take annual leave during a period of notice of termination of employment? The…

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Can notice of termination run concurrently with leave?

In Short v CBI Constructors Pty Ltd (2017) FCCA 2442 delivered 2 November 2017,  Smith J said that the currently…

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Reasonable notice in contracts of employment

In the recent decision of Richards v Nicoletti [2016] WAIRC 00941, the WAIRC Full Bench has determined that there is no scope…

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Reasonable notice of termination of employment

There is a current legal controversy in the Australian courts about whether or not an implied term should be inserted…

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Toss of the coin; summary dismissal vs dismissal with notice

The Fair Work Commission may conclude in an unfair dismissal case that a summary dismissal for serious misconduct is relevantly…

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High noon at the OK corral; reasonable notice of termination

High noon at the OK corral; reasonable notice of termination There is a judicial stand off in Australia at the…

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Notice and pay in lieu in Australian employment law

Sec 117 of the Fair Work Act (somewhat one-sidedly) contains a schedule of minimum periods of notice or pay in…

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Cor blimey; redundancy payments for some casual employees?

Sec 123 of the Fair Work Act provides that that part of the Fair Work Act does not apply to…

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Fundamental requirements for notice of reason for dismissal

In considering whether it is satisfied that a dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, the Commission must take into account…

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Uneven playing field; notice of termination of employment

I am often asked to advise about the minimum length of notice of resignation which must be given by an…

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