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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

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

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

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

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

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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