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What a whinger! Employee’s complaint about management found to be a workplace right

Labour & Employment

What a whinger! Employee’s complaint about management found to be a workplace right

Thee Federal Circuit Court has taken a broad view of what constitutes a workplace right by awarding an employee $144,570.48 in compensation plus a pecuniary penalty

14 June 2018
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Severe penalties for underpayment of wages

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has imposed significant penalties on employers that have underpaid their employees.

14 June 2018
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Effective management may prevent bullying orders

Employers who can demonstrate they can effectively deal with bullying conduct may avoid bullying orders being made by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

14 June 2018
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What a nuisance: getting interim relief from unlawful picketing

Interim remedies are available to employers who suffer loss from unlawful picketing activities – Yakult Australia Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers & Ors [2018] VSC 151

14 June 2018
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Cooling-off period: the need for good faith bargaining

FWC determines it will not suspend protected industrial action at the request of the employer, where the employer is not willing to and does not negotiate...

14 June 2018
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Employers: loss of trust goes both ways

FWC holds that reinstatement can be an untenable proposition when an employee has lost trust in his or her employer (rather than the more common reverse scenario).

14 June 2018
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Maritime worker health and safety – still on choppy waters

Although a recent study that looked into seafarers’ safety and wellbeing found an overall positive safety culture exists, it also highlighted a range of risk factors and negative...

09 April 2018

Through the looking glass: reasonable foreseeability and psychiatric injury

Employers need to be mindful of the legal complexities that managing the mental health of employees brings to the workplace.

07 August 2017
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Don’t bully a board member – they could be a worker!

The Fair Work Commission has decided that its anti-bullying jurisdiction extends to alleged bullying of a Chairperson of a board.

07 August 2017
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Be a good sport and actively manage your long-term injury list

The Fair Work Commission has shown it will be particularly critical of employers who have chosen not to explore ways an employee might be able to return to...

07 August 2017
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Employers well placed to assume control of anti-bullying measures

By taking proactive steps to recognise and reduce bullying in the workplace, the Fair Work Commission may be discouraged from issuing anti-bullying orders against employers.

07 August 2017
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Payroll provider an accessory in client’s breach of the Fair Work Act

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that an accountant and payroll service provider, Ezy Accounting, was involved in the underpayment of an employee of Ezy’s client

07 August 2017
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