Infringement of human rights or necessary for public safety…the majority of the Full Bench in Kimber decline to give any encouragement to “a spurious objection to a lawful and reasonable requirement.” A majority of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission refused leave to Ms Kimber to appeal an … Read more about Vaccination: Infringement of human rights or necessary for public safety…
In two recent decisions (Bou-Jamie Barber v Goodstart Early Learning & Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd), the Commission found it was not unfair for the employer to dismiss the employee for refusing a direction to receive the flu vaccination. Despite these findings, these … Read more about Mandatory Vaccination policies
For Victorian employees, the Victorian Government’s Wage Theft laws to commence on 1 July 2021, are no longer “A waste of time and money”. In July 2020, Attorney General and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter hailed Victoria’s Wage Theft laws as “A waste of time and money”. 9 months … Read more about For Victorian employees, Victoria’s Wage Theft laws are no longer a waste of time and money
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?