Strict limitations on  allowable deductions from employee wages are placed on employers by the Fair Work Act.  Employers who are enforcing ‘make-goods’ should review their practices against applicable industrial relations laws to ensure that their...

We are asked on occasion to assist with information regarding Union right of entry and from time to time we come across interesting court cases that show what has been requested, what has been challenged and the court findings.  For example: Extracts from the decision...

When the bargaining phase is begun for making an enterprise agreement, a Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) form is required to be given to employees. The Fair Work Commission has specific requirements regarding the NERR, one of which is that the form...

Discussions surrounding a Model Term dealing with Family and Domestic Violence leave have resulted in a draft suggested clause for addition to federal modern awards.  The model clause is likely to apply to all employees, including casuals in workplaces where a federal...

Is WA Safety Reform Finally Here? It’s long been talked about since the national Workplace Health and Safety Act was introduced to other states of Australia, and since July last year, work has been taking place here in Western Australia by a Ministerial Advisory Panel...

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission in a late announcement has advised  an increase to state award rates which took effect on the 1st July. Business owners who are operating in the state industrial relations system are advised to check the latest...