JobKeeper stimulus package; answers to all the questions

The JobKeeper stimulus package, which has profound implications for almost all Australian employers, and many if not most most employees…

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Unfair dismissal; opportunity to defend

One of the matters which the Fair Work Commission is obliged to take into account  when determining whether the termination…

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The concept of serious misconduct by an employee

It is not often that the Federal Court takes a look at the common aw principles which apply to contracts…

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Unfair dismissal; labour hire employers

Labour hire companies are just as liable to be sued for unfair dismissal as a conventional employer, as this extract…

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Unfair dismissal; misconduct

“Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case which sets…

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Unfair dismissal; is there a valid reason?

One of the most important legal tests whether a termination of employment by an employer is relevantly unfair is whether…

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Reinstatement for unfair dismissal; when and why

Reinstatement is supposed to be the primary remedy for unfair dismissal under the Fair Work Act, but it is more…

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No remedy for procedurally unfair dismissal due to valid reason

In an interesting unfair dismissal decision a very experienced member of the Fair Work Commission has declined to order compensation…

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Notice of dismissal should be in person

The notification of a dismissal to an employee should be in person, and not by telephone, e-mail or text. “Advice…

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Important unfair dismissal case analyzed

In a very significant decision by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in an appeal on which I…

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