Redundancy obligations where employer loses contract

It is a common misunderstanding by employers that if an employer loses a contract to supply services, it has the…

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Unfair dismissal and operational requirements

The termination of employment of an employee cannot constitute an unfair dismissal under the Fair Work Act if a number…

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Unfair dismissal and the redundancy defence

The Fair Work Act requires that for an employer to be entitled to rely upon the genuine redundancy defence to…

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Redundancy principles; obtaining alternative employment

Sec 120 of the Fair Work Act permits an employer to apply to the Fair Work Commission for permission to…

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Reasonable alternative employment does not guarantee redundancy pay

It will be a rare case I imagine where the Fair Work Commission will determine that an employee whose position…

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Compensation for unfair dismissal in redundancies

It is well known that the termination of employment of an employee will not constitute an unfair dismissal if it…

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Redundancy pay; other acceptable employment

It is generally well known that an employer may avoid having to pay statutory redundancy pay to an employee whose…

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Termination of employment and genuine redundancy?

Most Australians are aware that a case of genuine redundancy is a complete defence to a claim for unfair dismissal….

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Redundancies and small businesses

Redundancies and small business employers Businesses which a truly small business employers are not required to pay statutory redundancy pay…

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Redundancies in Australia; a summary of the law

The Explanatory Memorandum to the Fair Work Bill 2008 states the following in respect of s.389 of the Act: “Clause…

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