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Employment & Workplace Relations| 18 Mar 2022
We address five key considerations for businesses arising from two important decisions recently handed down by the High Court of Australia, both involving a union and a contractor.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 12 May 2021
Employers must ensure that they comply with enterprise agreement pre-approval requirements set out in the Fair Work Act, which in recent years have been strictly interpreted. We examine the recent case law and look at the implications for employers.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 15 Dec 2020
The introduction of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 on 9 December 2020 represents what could be the biggest shake up to Australia’s industrial relations system since the commencement of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) on 1 July 2009.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 11 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Commission has allowed a casual waitress receiving JobKeeper payments to file an unfair dismissal application 50 days after her termination.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 14 Aug 2020
The High Court, in its decision Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union  HCA 29 on 13 August 2020, allowed an appeal from a judgment of the Full Federal Court regarding how the entitlement to paid ...