Domestic violence victim treated fairly despite sacking

Written by Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll A supermarket retailer has successfully defended an unfair dismissal application despite the employee’s...

Written by Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll A supermarket retailer has successfully defended an unfair dismissal application despite the employee’s explanation that her deteriorating behaviour and performance was due to difficulties she was encountering in her personal life. In commending the employer for taking “extraordinary lengths” to support the employee, the...

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Unfair Domestic Violence Dismissal – Courts reject employer’s appeal

In a recent application for judicial review, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia dismissed Eliana Construction and Developing Group...

In a recent application for judicial review, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia dismissed Eliana Construction and Developing Group Pty Ltd.’s application stating that they had no basis for unfairly dismissing an employee who had suffered domestic violence by her partner, who was also employed at the same company.The...

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Modern Awards Update

Following the 4 yearly review of the Modern Awards by the Fair Work Commission, a number of changes have...

Following the 4 yearly review of the Modern Awards by the Fair Work Commission, a number of changes have been introduced to ensure consistency around annual leave provisions.Under the updated Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010:EFT: An employee paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) may be paid in accordance...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Annual Wage Review Increases Wages by 2.4% from 1 July 2016

The Fair Work Commission came to a full decision yesterday to increase the National Minimum Wage and Award based...

The Fair Work Commission came to a full decision yesterday to increase the National Minimum Wage and Award based wages by 2.4 percent from 1 July 2016. The uniform percentage increase will particularly benefit female workers as at the higher award classification levels women are often more likely than...

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Crane Driver’s Artwork Cause for Fair Dismissal

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) declined a former crane driver’s application for unfair dismissal as it found that he...

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) declined a former crane driver’s application for unfair dismissal as it found that he had drawn inappropriate images on documents and shipping containers as well as displayed threatening behavior towards his superiors.An investigation was conducted by the employer into allegations that the employee had...

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Record fine for Sydney 7-Eleven boss

The Fair Work Ombudsman has handed down a record fine of over $200,000 to the owner of a Sydney...

The Fair Work Ombudsman has handed down a record fine of over $200,000 to the owner of a Sydney 7-Eleven after they found he had short-changed two migrant employees and falsified records.The penalties were the largest delivered as a warning to others who may be tempted or engaging in...

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Modern Award Review Developments

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been actively involved in the Fair Work Commission’s four yearly review of Modern Awards....

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been actively involved in the Fair Work Commission’s four yearly review of Modern Awards. Of key importance to our members is our push to reduce Sunday penalty rates and our opposition to claims by the unions, primarily relating to casual conversion and to increase...

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