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...read more
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.read more
“A breach of contract is an actionable legal wrong, but a valid variation of a contract does not constitute a breach of contract at all. This is because a variation to the terms of an existing contract requires the parties to the contract to agree to any alteration of...read more
In the recent decision of FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN v DAVDOT PTY LTD & ANOR  FCCA 2682 the Federal Circuit court imposed penalties of $ 144,000.00 against the employer for failing to pay individual employees their correct entitlements under the Award and for...read more
'It all started with Casual Relationship' In the recent matter of Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene; the Federal Court examined the meaning of 'Casual Employee' for purposes of section 86 of the Fair Work Act ( Entitlement to Annual Leave) The court said that in determining...read more