Redundancies; the fundamentals

Here is a summary of the law which applies to redundancies, from an extract of a  recent decision of the…

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Genuine redundancy where written consultation is required

“The jurisdictional defence to an unfair dismissal case of genuine redundancy can only begin to be established in the event…

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Redundancy laws in Australia; consultation must be meaningful

It is an essential legal element of a genuine redundancy under the Fair Work Act that an employer has complied…

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Redundancy; consultation must be real and meaningful

Here is an extract from a Fair Work Commission case which makes it clear that the consultation obligations of any…

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Redundancy pay reduced but employee compensated for legal advice

In a very interesting decision, a senior member of the Fair Work Commission has concluded that an employer, which had…

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Redeployment and consultation concepts and redundancy

“In Honeysett 47 a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (as the Commission was then known) held that it was open to the…

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Unfair dismissal and redundancy; onus of proof

When an employer raises the jurisdictional defence to an unfair dismissal case of genuine redundancy, it bears the legal and…

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Redundancy and other acceptable employment; the test

Here is a statement of the legal test which applies when determining acceptable alternative employment for redundancy law in Australia….

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Redundancy; the obligation to consult

A failure by an employer to comply with the consultation requirements of an applicable modern award or enterprise agreement will…

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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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