Unfair dismissal; whether award applies to employment

One of the qualifying criteria for determining whether an employee may pursue a claim for unfair dismissal is, in the…

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What is an employment relationship? The Uber Eats case

The Fair Work Commission, in an important appeal, has held that an Uber Eats operator was not an employee, and…

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Adverse action and workplace rights

Here is a very interesting extract from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court about the ambit of the…

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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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