In two separate decisions, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeals by workers for relatively ‘minor’ late applications. In Dennis Obel v Central Desert Regional Council, the Commission at first instance refused an application to extend time for Mr Obel to file his general … Read more about Time still critical in late dismissal applications
Recent comments by Victorian Premier Andrews, suggest that the current COVID-19 outbreaks have emanated from community transmissions, insecure work and 9 in 10 people not isolating when they felt sick.1 The Victorian State Government has announced a Worker Support package for workers to stay at … Read more about Casualization, job insecurity and the Pandemic
Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards? On 9 April 2020, the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No.2) Act and Rules 2020 became law. Until 28 September 2020, the Fair Work Act is amended to allow employers who are eligible to receive the Job … Read more about Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards?
FWC’s Initiative to vary most Modern Awards for the COVID-19 Pandemic, welcomed. A FWC Full Bench on 1 April 2020, has proposed a new Unpaid Pandemic Leave (UPL) entitlement to be introduced in most Modern Awards and which will operate immediately until at least 30 June 2020. Employees can take … Read more about Unpaid Pandemic Leave
A recent article in the Financial Review published on 21 January 2020 suggested that top tier law firms are reviewing more graduates’ hours and workloads due to potential underpayments (David Marin Guzman & Hannah Wootton, published on 21 Jan 2020, Financial Review).¹ Further, it has been … Read more about Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?
For Shaun Boyce, his unfair dismissal claim was about correcting “the record”. Shaun worked as a Garbage Collector for Ikon Administration Pty Ltd. He was blamed for instructing his colleague and driver to take an illegal short cut through a taxi rank, causing substantial damage to the Company’s … Read more about A win against unfair treatment
The recent FWC Full Bench decision in Creative Every Day Pty Ltd t/as Sameway Magazine v Ms Yin Fun Leung1 on 9 August 2019, confirmed the Commission’s powers to amend unfair dismissal applications and award costs on its own motion, without any application by any party. The decision confirms FWC’s … Read more about FWC’s powers to amend applications and award costs (on its own motion), confirmed
A recent article reported in the Age (1 May 2019 written by Madeleine Heffernan), showed how prevalent casual and fixed term employment is in the Tertiary Sector. … Read more about Casualization of the workforce