Modern award amendments

Changes to entitlements in most modern awards The following significant changes to minimum employment entitlements have recently been made by…

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Adverse action in the workplace

My post today is an extract from a decision of the Federal Court of Australia which is a classic analysis…

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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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Workplace rights and the general protections

The general protections of the Fair Work Act prohibit the taking of adverse action if one of the reasons for…

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Unfair dismissal and after the fact evidence

There is considerable case law in the Fair Work Commission to the effect that both employers and employees are entitled…

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Casual employees and labour hire issues

What follows is a summary of a decision by the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case which looked…

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Personal liability for general protections’ breaches

The general protections of the Fair Work Act deal with prohibited or unlawful conduct in the sense that a breach…

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General protections; classic rare win by employee for adverse action

I came across a very interesting judgement of the Federal Court of Australia last week in a rare case of…

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The enforceability of unsigned employment contracts

Is an unsigned contract of employment enforceable? Contracts of employment form the basis of the working relationship between an employer…

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