August 6, 2018

As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission has ruled on domestic violence leave entitlements.  With effect from 1 August 2018, all modern awards will be amended to include a new clause conferring employees with an entitlement to up to...

January 19, 2018

In Kaseris v Rasier Pacific V.O.F [2017] FWC 6610 (21 December 2017) (Kaseris), the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that an Uber driver was an independent contractor, not an employee. This decision could impact all workers and businesses which form part of the so-calle...

March 29, 2017

Continuing the campaign against the high prevalence of pregnancy/return to work discrimination, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced in a media release this week that it has taken up the fight against a Perth gourmet food distribution company.

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February 22, 2017

Dismissing an employee without a valid reason or without a fair process can leave an employer without grounds to defend an unfair dismissal application.  However, this is not always the case.  In a recent matter, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found the employer had a...

February 2, 2017

Redundancy consultation obligations often seem to be overlooked or inadequately undertaken.  Following on from our recent article, in another Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision an employer has been ordered to pay compensation to a pregnant employee after making her re...

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