Unfair dismissal; the elements of a case

The Fair Work Act expressly requires the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case to “take into account” a…

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New high income threshold

From 1 July 2020 the high income threshold under the Fair Work Act is $153,600  and the new filing fee…

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Standard of proof in unfair dismissal cases

Although the Fair Work Commission is not bound to apply the rules of evidence and formality which are followed in…

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Unfair dismissal and extensions of time

Quite commonly, an employer will dismiss an employee on grounds of redundancy, and to the employee’s horror might then advertise…

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When is a casual employee dismissed?

Although a failure by an employer to offer a true casual employee shifts of work in economic stress may have…

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Unfair dismissal; the doctrine of abandoning employment

The doctrine of abandonment of employment is a tricky legal issue in employment law. The doctrine most commonly arises for…

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Unfair dismissal and out of hours conduct

It is not uncommon for the Fair Work Commission to be required to rule upon whether out of hours conduct…

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Unfair dismissal; employee, contractor, volunteer or friend?

The following extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission is an excellent summary of the legal principle…

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Casual employees; what is regular and systematic?

Here is an excellent summary of the legal principles which apply when determining whether employment is regular and systematic for…

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High income threshold; assessing value of vehicle

Here is an extract from a recent case of the Fair Work Commission which explains how to value the provision…

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