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Cases and Legislation October 2019

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Cases and Legislation October 2019 “Drunkenness and vomiting at after work drinks did not justify employee's dismissal" Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd v Puszka [2019] FWCFB 3323Executive summaryThe Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed that an employee was...

Cases and Legislation September 2019

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Cases and Legislation September 2019 Employers' duty of care for employees “Worker who slipped on ice awarded damages for breach of duty of care" Rhodin v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2019] ACTSC 207 Executive SummaryThe Supreme Court of the ACT found that...

Cases and Legislation August 2019

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Cases and Legislation August 2019 Employee conduct and codes of conduct “High Court finds that public service Values and Code of Conduct did not unjustifiably infringe on employee’s implied right to freedom of political communication” Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23...

Cases and Legislation July 2019

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Cases and Legislation July 2019 Workplace investigations and the disciplinary process “NSW Workers Compensation Commission finds employer's investigation and disciplinary process unreasonable” Dixon v Cowra Shire Council [2019] NSWCC 223 Executive summary An employer...

Cases and Legislation June 2019

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Cases and Legislation June 2019 Work Health & Safety “Safe system of work defeats negligence claim” Capar v SPG Investments Pty Limited ta Lidcombe Power Centre & Ors (No 5) [2019] NSWSC 507Executive summaryA security officer (the Plaintiff) developed...

Cases and Legislation May 2019

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Cases and Legislation May 2019 BREAKING NEWS: ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW DECISION The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel for annual wage reviews announced today that the national minimum wage will increase by 3.0% (or $21.60 per week). This means that from the first full pay...

Cases and Legislation March 2019

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Cases and Legislation March 2019 Modern Awards “FWC abandons Abandonment of Employment” 4 yearly review of modern award – Abandonment of Employment [2018] FWCFB 7433 The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has removed the abandonment of employment clauses from the...

2018 Key Moments and 2019 Forecast

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Workplace Relations Review

2018 Key Moments and 2019 Forecast In our final E-update for the year, we provide a summary of some of the key industrial and employment topics for 2018 and those we expect to continue to have an impact on employers in 2019. Casual Employment Casual employment was a...

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