In this article we speak about our top 5 “must know facts” about avoiding unfair dismissal cases. Learn what constitutes a harsh, unjust and unreasonable termination and protect your business.
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The expanded coverage of the legislation is – at least in part – a response to the release of the findings of the Hayne Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Finance sector. However, the new laws will impose significant new obligations on a much wider range of businesses than previously covered.
In what appears to be a disappointing – and unexpected – decision for Fast Food sector employers, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently rejected an application to insert more flexible part-time provisions into the Fast Food award.
Single Touch Payroll is now a reporting change for smaller employers. The ATO has provided a list of at least 6 low-cost software providers who have products ready for use, for those micro employers who need to report through STP, but do not currently have payroll software.
The Federal Government recently varied the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to allow employers, in certain circumstances, to claim an offset of an employee’s casual loading against any NES entitlements owing to the employee, where the employee was incorrectly classified as a casual.
Back in August this year (2018) we reported that the FWC had finalised and updated all industry and occupation Awards to include a new clause dealing with family and domestic violence leave provisions.
A recent decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia [WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene  FCAFC 131] concerning the concept of ‘casual’ employment, has caused an uproar in the business community, as it seemingly had the effect of awarding an employee receiving a casual loading, an entitlement to annual leave and other permanent entitlements, thereby ‘double dipping’.
All Victorian employers, and employers of employees who work in Victoria, need to be aware of the significant changes to the Long Service Leave act which come into effect on 1 November 2018 (unless proclaimed earlier by the Victorian Government).
Back in August this year (2018) we reported that the FWC
had finalised and updated all industry and occupation
Awards to include a new clause dealing with family and
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) – the independent statutory body responsible for enforcing compliance with workplace laws and education – has recently published a resource for franchisors providing guidance on their responsibilities and practical steps that they can implement to comply with the ‘reasonable steps’ requirements.
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In this article we will look at unfair dismissal for high income employees. Is there a cap on compensation they can seek? Can they still make unfair dismissal claims?
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