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Round up of key employment law and tax changes for the 2017/2018 financial year
This financial year brings changes to minimum wages, unfair dismissal regulations and various tax thresholds and rates.
Australia
 
26 Jun 2017
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Voluntary job swaps in redundancy: Implications for employers - from the Fair Work Commission
Before dismissing redundant employees, the employer should have considered the potential for voluntary job swaps.
Australia
2 Apr 2017
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Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness
The FWC upheld summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis, despite being denied procedural fairness.
Australia
7 Feb 2017
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Round up of key employment law and related tax changes for the 2015/16 financial year
The new financial year will bring changes to minimum wage rates, unfair dismissal regulations and various tax charges.
Australia
25 Jun 2015
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Changes commence to unfair dismissal, general protections, enterprise bargaining, and Dad and Partner Pay
This article explains what employers need to do to ensure that they comply with these changes to the Fair Work Act.
Australia
9 Jan 2013
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Rights of bankrupt employees limited - 2 November 2012
A Court recently held that an undischarged bankrupt was unable to seek compensation for unlawful dismissal.
Australia
3 Nov 2012
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Unfair Dismissal Claims under the Fair Work Act: Guiding Principles from Recent Decisions
Some of Fair Work Australia’s recent decisions provide useful signposts as to how unfair dismissal claims will be handled where the claim is made.
Australia
 
13 Apr 2010
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Flexibility and the Fair Work Act
The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced new provisions designed to allow for flexibility in the workplace. Employers and employees can tailor modern awards and enterprise agreements in certain respects to suit their particular circumstances by using ’individual flexibility arrangements’ (IFAs). The National Employment Standards provide employees with children who are under school age, or who are disabled and under 18 years old, with the right to request flexible working arrangements. Extended parental
Australia
 
3 Feb 2010
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New Federal Unfair Dismissal And ‘Adverse Action’ Jurisdictions Begin
Various parts of the Fair Work Act come into effect on 1 July 2009. Among them are the provisions enacting the new federal unfair dismissal and ‘adverse action’ jurisdictions of Fair Work Australia (FWA).
Australia
2 Jul 2009
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Self-Represented Employer Snatches Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory
In August 2008 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) awarded Mr Emanuel Marques 26 weeks pay, as compensation for the unfair termination of his employment with Doltone House, a function centre in Sydney.
Australia
25 Feb 2009
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Supermarket Employee Receives Valid Dismissal
The Australian Industrial Relations Commission recently upheld a decision by Coles to terminate an employee who was unable to perform the inherent requirements of his position.
Australia
 
23 Oct 2008
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Employee Reinstated When Employer Fails To Comply With Its Drug And Alcohol Policy Or Properly Train Workers About The Policy
In the case of Kidd v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) ordered that an employee, who was terminated for refusing to submit to a drug and alcohol test, be reinstated.
Australia
 
28 Aug 2008
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When Does The Probationary Period End?
The Australian Industrial Relations Commission has recently considered the question of when a probationary period ends.
Australia
 
26 Aug 2008
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Employer Fined $33,000 For Breach Of Parental Leave Obligations
As a footnote to the Hopgood Ganim seminar held earlier this month about 'accommodating family responsibilities' in the workplace, on 21 May the Full Federal Court upheld an earlier decision of the Federal Magistrates Court, fining an employer $33,000 for breaching the parental leave provisions of the Workplace Relations Act.
Australia
 
11 Jun 2008
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Damages Awarded To Worker Dismissed For High Blood Pressure
The Australian Tax Office was recently found, in proceedings alleging unlawful 'disability discrimination', to have unlawfully dismissed a worker whom the ATO believed (wrongly) suffered from high blood pressure.
Australia
 
2 Jun 2008
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