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Quirks in modern awards No's 5 to 8

As part of our occasional series on odd and unusual terms in modern awards, we highlight a further four more quirky clauses in modern awards that employers ...

20 Apr 2018 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
What's in a Name? Job Titles and Modern Award Coverage

Amusing articles appear on a regular basis about the renaming of particular occupations in an effort to make them seem more grand or important than they ...

9 Apr 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
Car allowance decision drives unfair dismissal access

In the recent decision of Sam Technology Engineers Pty Ltd v Mr Andrew Bernadou [2018] FWCFB 1767 the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC ...

4 Apr 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
The top five mistakes employers make when terminating employment: No.5 Alternatives to Dismissal

So you've got a valid reason to dismiss an employee, right? (Established misconduct, poor performance, etc).

3 Apr 2018 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
The top five mistakes employers make when terminating employment: No. 4 Unfair dismissal

A frequent mistake employers make when dealing with dismissal, is failing to afford employees "procedural fairness". The unfair dismissal provisions in the ...

28 Mar 2018 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
Resignation from employment - can you withdraw it?

Employers will from time to time be faced with the situation where an employee hastily submits a resignation in the "heat of the moment". Then within a ...

28 Mar 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Facing an Investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman – What is at stake

It is not uncommon for employers to face investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman ("FWO") where for example, a disgruntled employee has complained to the ...

16 Mar 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Outer limit/maximum term employment contracts – their future after the Navitas decision

The decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission on 8 December 2017 in Saeid Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd t/a Navitas English [2017] FWCFB ...

12 Mar 2018 / Richard Ottley, Partner read more
Swearing in the workplace: The legal position

The recent Full Bench decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in Illawarra Coal Holdings Pty Ltd T/A South32 v Matthew Gosek [2018] FWCFB 749 (Illawarra ...

9 Mar 2018 / Michael Byrnes, Partner read more
The top five mistakes employers make when terminating employment: No.3 Minimum employment periods

For employers with less than 15 employees*, an employee will only be able to make a claim for unfair dismissal where they have a period of continuous ...

7 Mar 2018 / Simon Obee, Associate read more
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