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News - 11 Oct 17

This morning the Full Court of the Federal Court rejected the SDA and United Voice's applications to quash the Fair Work Commission’s determinations to reduce Sunday penalty rates (Penalty Rates Decision). The five judge Full Court Bench (consisting of Judges Tony North, Richard Tracey, Geoffrey Flick, Jayne Jagot, and Mordy Bromberg)... Read More

Publication - 01 Oct 15

The “accessorial liability” provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) are broad and the scope for being found liable for a breach is much wider than you may realise. This can potentially result in HR personnel, managers and others having civil penalty orders made against them. In... Read More

News - 11 Sep 15

The Victorian Minister for Industrial Relations, The Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, has announced an Inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work in Victoria. The Inquiry will investigate the practices of labour hire companies, insecure work, sham contracting and the abuse of visas to avoid workplace law undermine minimum employment... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In Melbourne Stadiums Ltd v Sautner,1 a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia held that once a contract has been lawfully terminated (whether by either party on notice, on grounds of redundancy or otherwise), an employer cannot later exercise a right to summarily terminate the contract, as a contract... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In Cerin v ACI Operations,1 an employer tried to persuade the Federal Circuit Court that its employee's employment had come to an end due to the "doctrine of frustration", which allows contracts to be set aside where an unforeseen event leads to circumstances where contractual obligations cannot be fulfilled. On this... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In the recent decision in Cerin v ACI Operations,1 the Federal Circuit Court rejected an employer's argument that its employee's employment had come to an end due to the "doctrine of frustration", which allows contracts to be set aside where an unforeseen event leads to circumstances where contractual obligations cannot... Read More

Publication - 13 Jul 17

In a decision delivered on 5 July 2017,1 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that, subject to certain restrictions, modern awards should be varied to enable casual employees to request to convert to full-time or part-time employment after 12 months.In this eBulletin we take a look at the FWC's decision... Read More