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Superannuation, minimum wage and Award changes from 1 July

Posted on June 30, 2021

Another financial year is upon us, and 2021-22 brings some important changes to the industrial relations landscape. There are significant…

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Casual Employment Rules Clarified

Posted on April 20, 2021

On 22 March 2021 the Commonwealth Government passed legislation aimed to address the uncertainty around the engagement of casual…

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One employer policy during COVID not enforceable

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently delivered an extempore decision (meaning that it was delivered orally at the conclusion of the…

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To Jab or not to Jab - that is the Question (COVID vaccines and the workplace)

Posted on March 05, 2021

The Australian government aims to have as many Australians vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. However, it has so far refused to make…

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First Successful “Serious Contravention” Underpayment Yields Huge Fine

Posted on November 26, 2020

Laws introducing hefty penalties for “serious contraventions” of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) were introduced in 2017. Those laws provided…

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Does your contractor need to be paid superannuation? – They just might!

Posted on November 05, 2020

A recent decision of the full Federal Court will result in many contractors, who were previously considered to be outside the scope of…

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5.2 Million Reasons to Act Carefully when Terminating an Employee

Posted on October 28, 2020

In Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Limited [2020] FCA 1407 the Federal Court awarded a manager, who was dismissed after making numerous…

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‘Independence’ key aspect of Independent Contracting arrangement

Posted on August 25, 2020

In a recent decision, Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 1934, the Full Federal Court found that two drivers engaged as…

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Covid-19 Trumps Privacy

Posted on August 11, 2020

In a recent decision the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found that an employer was justified in terminating an employee who refused to…

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FIFO Workers returning to SA from VIC must now self-quarantine for 14 days

Posted on July 09, 2020

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria has prompted South Australia to close its borders to anyone who wishes to enter from…

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