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Annual Wage Review Decision 2018

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June 2018 Special E-update

Annual Wage Review Decision 2018 Each financial year, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)’s Expert Panel is required to conduct and complete a review of the national minimum wage (NMW) and minimum wages in modern awards as part of the Annual Wage Review (AWR). On 1 June...

CONDUCT, BEHAVIOUR AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE – EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS

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March 2018 Special E-update

CONDUCT, BEHAVIOUR AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE – EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS Sexual harassment is a conduct and behaviour issue for employers and is expressly prohibited by Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. In this special e-update we will look at...

Full Bench finds that wearing campaign material and badges alone is not industrial action

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What’s Trending in Workplace Relations – November 2017

Full Bench finds that wearing campaign material and badges alone is not industrial action; Casual employee compensated for breach of casual conversion clause; No major change for consultation purposes where just 23 out of 3,000+ employees face possible redundancy; Teacher charged and later acquitted of indecent assault was unfairly dismissed; Employee convicted of WHS offence for activity at client’s premises; NSW WCC says workplace gossip

How to minimise the risks of the end of year party before, during and after the event

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Our Guide to Not Getting Your Tinsel in a Tangle this Silly Season

The end of year silly season is seen by employees as that time of the year where they can let down their hair, celebrate with their colleagues and reward themselves for their hard work. Unfortunately, the silly season is also a time that is fraught with risks for employers.

New Fair Work laws protecting vulnerable workers commence

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What’s Trending in Workplace Relations – September 2017

Update – New Fair Work laws protecting vulnerable workers commence; Jewish law incorporated into Rabbi’s contract; Broker ordered to pay damages after breaching post-termination restraints; Moving a redundancy date forward found to be adverse action; Employer found to have dismissed employee because of pregnancy, not as a result of document formatting errors; Alert – Queensland to introduce ‘Industrial’ Manslaughter Offence; Employer fined under WHS laws following a fatal forklift accident; Managerial inaction and mistreatment caused psychiatric injury; Alert – New pay deal for players in the W-League

Post-employment restraints unenforceable following employer’s repudiatory conduct

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What’s Trending in Workplace Relations – August 2017

Post-employment restraints unenforceable following employer’s repudiatory conduct; FWC Commissioner on a mission to set employers’ termination processes straight; Constructive dismissal from reduction in shifts; Full Bench finds that labour hire employee who was denied host site access was unfairly dismissed; Bullying application dismissed: Conduct was not repeated unreasonable behaviour; Employer agrees to $1.5 million Enforceable Undertaking

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