In the News

In the News

The IR Commission of NSW last week upheld the dismissal of a Legal Aid Secretary, ending her 22-year career.  The Commissioner stated that her blatant refusal to comply with lawful and reasonable directions from her team leader “struck at the very heart of the...
Record Keeping

Record Keeping

In a decision reinforcing the need for employers to maintain timesheets, the Federal Court of Australia has more than doubled the restitution a Lodge in Margaret River must make to two former employees. This month’s ruling by Justice Craig Colvin follows another...
Underpayment of Entitlement

Underpayment of Entitlement

In the News Last week we saw a major case where a magistrate in the Industrial Magistrate Court found against an employer who had underpaid an employee and was found to be non-compliant with modern awards. In determining the relevant classification under which an...
Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

In the News Last week we have seen an increased number of Constructive Dismissal cases present themselves. What is Constructive Dismissal? Constructive Dismissal occurs when an employee resigns and then claims that the employer made it impossible for them to stay in...
New Flexible Work Rules

New Flexible Work Rules

The Fair Work Ombudsman has ruled that from 1 December 2018 modern awards will include new rules about requests for flexible work arrangements. Before responding to a request from an eligible employee, an employer must first discuss the request with them to try to...
Award Reviews – Are You Covered?

Award Reviews – Are You Covered?

Award Reviews – Does this effect your business?? The Fair Work Commission reviews all Modern Awards every four (4) years pursuant to  Section 156(2) (a) of the Fair Work Act. Part of the ‘Review’  included a number of Clauses contained within Awards which have been...