A Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (Full Court) in Tattsbet Limited v Morrow  FCAFC 62 (11 May 2015) has upheld an appeal by Tattsbet Limited (Tattsbet) that a former agency operator was a contractor,...more
Victorian construction companies will be required to implement comprehensive drug and alcohol testing procedures in order to be eligible to tender for work from the Victorian Government, according to a statement released last...more
As required by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the Fair Work Commission has commenced its first comprehensive four yearly review of modern awards this week releasing details of the preliminary stages of the review. The review...more
In a decision that has wide reaching implications for future sexual harassment claims, the Federal Court has found that an applicant is entitled to bring evidence of their employer acting in a similar manner towards other...more
The Supreme Court of Victoria has shed light on an issue raised in Barker v Commonwealth Bank of Australia  FCA 942 regarding whether employers must adhere to their own policies and procedures when dismissing an...more
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
The Australian Federal Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten, recently announced changes that will allow employees to seek assistance in respect of workplace bullying from the Fair Work Commission (FWC).