Redundancy obligations; when they do not apply

Employers covered by the Fair Work Act are obliged to pay redundancy pay to employees who lose jobs due to…

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Redundancy; the classic definition

“Further, in Hodgson v Amcor Ltd; Amcor Ltd & Ors v Barnes & Ors [2012] VSC 94, Vickery J (‘Hodgson…

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The consultation requirements for genuine redundancies

One of the statutory requirements for a redundancy to be “genuine” is that the employer must have complied with the…

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Dismissal may be fair despite lack of consultation

It is reasonably well known that one of the statutory requirements of a genuine redundancy is that the employer must…

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Redundancy in the fair work system; consultation

It is now tolerably well understood in the Australian community that a redundancy will not constitute a “genuine redundancy” for…

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Redundancy; what qualifies?

Here is an extract from a recent Fair Work Commission case which is  amongst other things a fine analysis of…

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Redundancy; the classic definition

Here is the classic definition of the concept of redundancy, from an extract from a recent Federal Circuit Court decision….

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Classic definition of redundancy

“In Hodgson v Amcor Ltd (2012) 264 FLR 1, Vickery J set out the circumstances in which a redundancy may occur, a…

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What is a genuine redundancy

In 2017 an employer demanded that three of its employees accept reduced remuneration and when the employees refused to do…

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Unfair dismissal and redundancy

In an unfair dismissal case, there is a complete jurisdictional defence for an employer if it can establish that the…

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