Fair Work Commission queries lawyers’ conduct

A senior member of the Fair Work Commission has instructed the General Manager of the Commission to refer for investigation…

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Unfair dismissal and 457 visa holders

In a recent unfair dismissal case, a senior member of the Fair Work Commission has held that the treatment which…

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Fair work cases; assessing evidence and credibility

In general protections and unfair dismissal cases which proceed to a hearing, whether in the Fair Work Commission or the…

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Unfair dismissal; the critical importance of procedure

The importance of procedural fairness is at the heart of the extract forma recent decision of the Fair Work Commission…

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Unfair dismissal and settlement agreements; when are they binding?

It is quite common for an employer and an employee to reach an agreement to settle an unfair dismissal case…

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Unfair dismissal; when will reinstatement be ordered

Where an employee wins a case of unfair dismissal, that is to say that where the Fair Work Commission  upholds…

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Unfair dismissal; the relevance of contrition

I came across a Full Bench decision recently, which dismissed an appeal brought by a former employee against the dismissal…

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Termination of employment for false job application or resume

Termination of employment due to misleading job application or resume The issue of the relevance between a misleading job application,…

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Termination of employment; private business by employees

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission it was held that an employer had a valid reason for…

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Unfair dismissal; related entities

Related entities and control The number of employees which an employer may have is sometimes critical to the issue of…

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